Bentley Art Prize


The 2019 Bentley Art Prize is scheduled to commence on Friday 2nd August and conclude on Sunday 4th August 2019.


To download and print the 2019 Entry Form, please click on the PDF image below:















The cheque presentation by the three major sponsors of the annual Bentley Art Prize was held at Casino RSM Club on Wednesday 4th July, 2019.  From left to right: Secretary Manager Neale Genge – Casino RSM Club Ltd,  Mayor of Richmond Valley Council – CR. Robert Mustow, Bentley Art Prize Coordinator – Helen Trustum and Administration Representative of Richmond Dairies – Jess Munro.

Helen Trustum, the Bentley Art Prize Team and the Bentley Community wish to thank the Casino RSM Club Ltd, Richmond Valley Council and Richmond Dairies for their generosity and ongoing support.













The Bentley Hall Committee made a donation of $600 on 10th December, 2018 to the Bentley Fire Brigade.  The Bentley Fire Brigade provide invaluable security services each year during the Bentley Art Prize.

From left to right:  Don Casson (Bentley Fire Brigade recipient), Trustee Rosemary Joseph and Trustee Treasurer John Doman.





Click the PDF link below to download the 2018 Art Prize Winning Recipients:







Welcome to the Bentley Art Prize website, an initiative by the Bentley Hall Committee and the Bentley Community. The Bentley Art Prize has been held annually at the Bentley Public Hall since 1985. “The Bentley” is a vehicle for emerging artists to showcase their talent to the wider community and sponsored by many organisations including the major sponsors Richmond Dairies, Richmond Valley Council, Casino RSM Club and Dr. Aldo Castagna.  All proceeds raised from the event go toward the upkeep of the Bentley Public Hall, a focal point for the Bentley Community.


The Bentley Art Prize is a community event that attracts all ages from surrounding districts, the attraction being the diversity of artwork created locally and from afar. The family orientated event has grown over the years into a great benefit for the Bentley Community.


The Bentley Art Prize has been coordinated by Helen Trustum since 2006, prior to which it was coordinated by Reg (1922-2012) and Phyllis (1923-2009) Hartley. The website content is managed by Bentley resident Ted Hoddinott and social media content is managed by Art Prize Coordinator Helen Trustum.


Bentley resident Bec White was recently appointed as Administrative Assistant of the Bentley Art Prize.



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  • 2019 Drawing Prize Theme

    The 2019 Drawing Prize Theme is “The Life and Times of Col Sullivan”.  He was indeed a Local Legend.  The Drawing Prize is proudly sponsored by Lismore Workers Club.

  • 2018 Winners

    A PDF list of 2018 Prize Winners is available to download. To view or print 2018 Prizewinners click on the PDF image at the top of the home page.