Bentley Art Prize
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 Valley Council, Casino RSM Club and Richmond Dairies. 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 and Hall Trustee Ted Hoddinott and social media content is managed by Art Prize Coordinator Helen Trustum. Bentley resident Trudi Charnock was recently appointed as Administrative Assistant of the Bentley Art Prize.
Kevin Hogan announces grant of more than $10,000 to Bentley Hall Trust
Photo Above from left to right: Bentley Hall Committee President Gordon Serone, Bentley Art Prize Coordinator Helen Trustum, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and Bentley Hall Committee Secretary Ted Hoddinott at the Bentley Public Hall on Wednesday 26th October, 2016.
Photo Above: Bentley Hall Committee Treasurer Gary Nicholls (left) presents a $500 donation cheque to Bentley Bush Fire Brigade Captain Don Casson in recognition of the Brigades provision of security services during the 2016 Bentley Art Prize.
Photo above: Casino Lion’s Club hosted their presentation night at Casino RSM on Wednesday October 26th with a $250 presented to Helen Trustum from Secretary – Stephen Humphrys and President – Dick Beattie to go towards the 2017 Bentley Art Prize.
Bentley Art Prize 2017 entry form will be available to download in late Autumn 2017
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Click the PDF link below to view or print the 2016 Prizewinners Listing:
A PDF list of 2016 Prize Winners is available to download. To view or print 2016 Prizewinners click on the PDF image at the bottom of the home page you are currently reading.
The Bentley Hall Committee and the community of Bentley extend heartfelt thanks to Helen Trustum for her role as the Bentley Art Prize Coordinator. The ongoing success of the event and the way it has evolved is a tribute to her strong leadership, positive spirit and support of the community she loves.
Founding Father of the Bentley Art Prize, Reg Hartley, sadly passed away on 17th January 2012. He will be remembered as a steadfast visionary by the Bentley community.
The Bentley Hall Committee would like to thank our many sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors who committed to making the 2016 – 32nd Bentley Art Prize another huge success.