Bowral District Children’s Foundation presents the Best of City and Country Art (BOCCA) Prize!

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Congratulations to our prize winners: 

Major Prize: Miranda Hampson ‘Water & Light’

AUSTRUSS 2D Art Prize: Jan Pooley-Hibberd ‘Into the Light’

WATERBROOK Sculpture Prize: Amelia Lynch ‘Alveopora’

The BOCCA Art Prize is a non-acquisitive art & sculpture prize awarded by Bowral District Children’s Foundation.

All finalists works will be for sale and a minimum of 30% commission donation will go towards caring for our local children’s health and well being.

Exhibition Open (including the online gallery): 23 – 26 March 2024
Online Exhibition – View here

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural BOCCA online Exhibition, showcasing the incredible talents of artists from diverse backgrounds and regions across Australia.

This exhibition celebrates the beauty and diversity of both rural and urban landscapes, offering a unique perspective on the world around us.

As part of this exciting event, we have introduced the People’s Choice Award, generously sponsored by Ramsay Health. The artwork with the most votes by 5 pm on March 26, 2024, will be awarded the prestigious People’s Choice Award along with a $1000 prize.

We invite you to explore the stunning artworks on display and cast your vote for your favourite piece. Your participation not only supports talented artists but also plays a crucial role in determining the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary journey and for supporting the arts. Together, let’s celebrate creativity, diversity, and the power of community.

Happy viewing and happy voting!

The BOCCA Art Prize is in its third year and has gained a following across Australia after its successful inaugural exhibition held in Bowral, NSW in 2022.

The collective prize of $11,000 is open to all artists who reside in Australia.

The Bowral District Children’s Foundation (BDCF) committee partnering with EA Experience and The Pop-Up Project are responsible for the presentation of the event and Exhibition.

BOCCA Details


  • Major prize $5,000
  • Art Prize $2,500
  • Sculpture Prize $2,500
  • Online People’s Choice Award $1,000

Delivery and Collection

  • Entrants must arrange for delivery and collection of works at the specified times.
  • Any work not collected within 30 days of closure of the exhibition may be disposed of at the discretion of the BDCF Committee.
  • Delivery: You may deliver your artworks between Wednesday 20 March between 10am and 4pm.
  • Collection: You must collect your work or organise pick-up for Tuesday, 26 March 4pm – 5pm.
  • All exhibitors will be responsible for the transport of their work to and from the BDAS grounds. Exhibitors are responsible for all costs associated with manufacture, freight, installation, and insurance of their own works.
  • Exhibiting artists will be responsible for the installation and dismantling of their sculptures if special installation requirements are involved.
  • Any questions, please consult with Erin Adams in early stages on 0410 617 262 or email:
  • All packaging materials must be removed from the gallery on delivery of the works.

Entry Fee

  • $45 per artwork (including GST), non-refundable. Entry fee must be paid at time of entry.

Getting to the Gallery

For more information or help applying contact Erin Adams!

Erin Adams 0410 617 262 or