The Tom Bass Prize is the first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture.


This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptors and is an acknowledgement of the influence Bass had as one of Australia’s pre-eminent public sculptors. 

The next Tom Bass Prize will be held in 2020. Submissions for the 2020 Prize will open on 5 August 2019 and will close on 22 November.

The inaugural exhibition was held in March 2016, in Sydney, in commemoration of what would have been Tom’s centenary year.

Tom Bass had a particularly close affiliation with the figure, and it is with this in mind that we created the $22,000 Tom Bass Prize.

Please click here to find out more about the 2020 Prize or enter now.