Bentley Art Prize



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



Photo Above: Bentley Hall Committee Member Meg Nielsen (right) presents a $500 donation cheque to Bentley Bush Fire Brigade Captain Don Casson in recognition of the Brigades provision of security services during the 2017 Bentley Art Prize.



Kevin Hogan announces grant of more than $10,000 to Bentley Hall Trust


Grant Funding


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.


Lions Presentation


Photo above: Casino Lion’s Club hosted their presentation night at Casino RSM on Wednesday October 26th, 2016 with a $250 presented to Helen Trustum from Secretary – Stephen Humphrys and President  – Dick Beattie to go towards the 2017 Bentley Art Prize.




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  • 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.