Emily Ferretti has been selected from over 400 entries as a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize with her work CuttingWood.

Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.

The finalist exhibition will be showing from 12 May – 2 July 2023, with the $15,000 Major Acquisitive Art Prize and $3,000 Local Art Prize winners being announced at the opening event.

Image: Emily Ferretti, Cutting Wood, 2022, oil on linen, 76 x 56 cm, Photo by @matthewrstanton