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 Tursa Employment and Training, Casino RSM Club and The Northern Star. 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.





Don Casson presentation



Photo Above: Bentley Hall Committe Secretary Ted Hoddinott (left) and Bentley Public Hall Trust Treasurer John Doman (right) hand over a donation cheque of $500 to Bentley Fire Brigade Captain Don Casson (centre).  The Bentley Fire Brigade provide a 24 hour security presence at the Bentley Public Hall for the duration of the annual 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:

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Notice Board

  • 2016 Winners

    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.

  • Helen Trustum

    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.

  • Reg Hartley

    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.

  • Thanks to Sponsors

    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.
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