The Inaugural Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize 2018


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As a leader and advocate for the arts, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine champions emerging and mid career artists. In the 5 years since our launch, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has proudly become – a voice, a tribe, and a platform – for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”. In keeping with our mission, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work to our tribe of creatives, curators, gallerists and collectors.

The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize is a non-acquisitive art prize which provides an opportunity for traditional 2D + 3D artists to participate in the prestigious annual Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition along side 70+ of the worlds best contemporary artists, win cash prizes, magazine editorial, advertising packages, amazing Trekell prize packs, and most importantly receive worldwide exposure!  We welcome entries from all artists working in the mediums of: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture [including embroidery, collage and art dolls].

The 20 short-listed finalists will receive extensive international promotion through Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s email marketing, social media marketing [over 850,000 followers] and website, ensuring the widest possible exposure.

From the finalists, three winners will be selected to participate in the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition ‘Ephemeral’ at Modern Eden Gallery along with an incredible line up of over 70 of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Click here for further details on the ‘Ephemeral’ exhibition and participating artists.

One overall winner will be selected to also feature in the December Issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Click here for the full list of prizes.

Winners will be required to produce an original work in keeping with the theme ‘Ephemeral’, to be completed and delivered to Modern Eden Gallery by 5 September 2018.

If you have submitted your work to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine before, please also enter the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize. This is a completely separate process to our usual submissions, with a different judging process and panel. The Jury Panel will consist of the Co-Founders of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Danijela Krha Purssey and Richard Purssey, Audrey Kawasaki, Marie Larkin, and Modern Eden Gallery Directors Kim Larson and Bradley Platz.

Entries close midnight 30 June 2018 [Australian Eastern Standard Time].

Entry fee is US$40 to cover administrative costs. Enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize today via the Entry Form & Criteria link below.

If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

This is the perfect opportunity for artists to get their work in front of both the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and the Directors of Modern Eden Gallery, plus connect with the 70+ artists participating in the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition.




We can’t wait to see all the amazing entries and wish everyone the best of luck!

Image courtesy of Dolldrums, showing the cover of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine issue 021 featuring Malcolm Liepke’s work.