Grab Your Entry Canvas Now


How: You have until the 8th November to collect or order your Belle Arti Prize Entry Canvas from your nearest participating store (see list below) or order your Belle Arti Prize Entry Canvas online here.
Entrants have 3 choices of stretched linen canvases to choose from:
  • Universal Primed Stretched Canvas (suitable for all mediums) or
  • Oil Primed Stretched Canvas (suitable for oil painting, not acrylic painting) or
  • Glue Sized Stretched Canvas (Not primed. Sized only -not white. Linen surface suitable for any medium)

The Belle Arti Prize Entry Canvas is a professional quality linen canvas, stretched by hand with Italian Belle Arti Primed/Sized Linen on to a high quality traditional artist stretcher. A great opportunity to experience the difference beautiful products can make.

Entry Fee: $50 which includes your Belle Arti Prize Entry Canvas. If you are ordering your canvas online there is a $15 shipping & handling fee plus a $3 booking  fee.

Download a Belle Arti Prize Info Pack here for conditions of entry / participating stores / checklist ).



The Belle Arti Prize 2013 Exhibition will be held at the fantastic Chapman & Bailey Melbourne Gallery space located at 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford. Chapman & Bailey Gallery are very excited to be hosting this prize as we acknowledge the depth of talent that exists in the arts community in Australia and we are very pleased to support it in this way.

Over 300 entries from across Australia were received for the 2012 Belle Arti Chapman Bailey Art Prize. The result was a floor to ceiling contemporary salon hang, and a veritable world of multiple artistic visions.This year we hope for just as big a snap shot of the richness and diversity of arts practice in Australia. All entrants will be given an identical 35 x 35cm canvas, a limited time frame, and total creative carte blanche.

The award is a $5000 acquisitive prize. Judges to be announced. Previous winners of the Belle Arti Chapman Bailey Prize are Jackie Stockdale 2009, Lewis Miller 2010, and Marie Hagerty 2011/ 2012.

To be in the exhibition and be in the running for the $5000 acquisitive prize your artwork must be completed and registered online by the 18th November. See our Belle Arti Prize Info Pack for more details.

Opening and announcement of the 2013 winner to be on Wednesday 11th December, 6-8pm at  Chapman & Bailey Gallery, 350 Johnston Street Abbotsford.

More info links:

Order your Belle Arti Entry Canvas online here or collect a Belle Arti Entry Canvas from these participating stores:

New South Wales:

Arthead – 358 Auburn Street NSW 2580. Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm ph. 0423701609

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies  – 3 Cambridge Street. The Rocks. Sydney. NSW 2000. Ph. (02) 9247 9979 – Email: / Parkers Darlinghurst – National Art School, Building 22, Corner of Forbes & Burton Ph. (02) 9339 8706 – Email:

Sydney Art Store – 940 Bourke St Waterloo NSW 2017, Phone (02) 9699 2162 , Email:

Tilly’s Art – 661 Darling St, Rozelle NSW 2039. Ph: (02) 9810 8309 Email:


Hampton Art Supplies – Shop 14, 427-455 Hampton Street,
Hampton, VIC, 3188 Ph. (03) 9598 3077 Email:

St Kilda Art Supplies –  Level 1/178 High St, Prahran VIC 3181
Ph.(03) 9939 7095

Art Encounters – 544 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC Ph. (03) 9528 3392 Emaill:

Victorian  Artist  Supplies – 715 Main Rd  Eltham VIC 3095 Ph. (03) 9431 1395

C&B Melbourne – 420 Johnston Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067 Ph. (03) 9417 7957 / (03) 9417 0500 Email:


C&B Brisbane – 14 Byres Street, Newstead QLD 4006 Ph: (07) 3666 0028 Email:


AdArt – Rear 279 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, TAS 7000 Ph. (03) 6231 6992 Email:

Artery – 137 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7000 Ph: (03) 6234 3788 Email:

Northern Territory:

C&B Alice Springs – 8 Hele Crescent (next to RAFT), Alice Springs NT 0870. Ph. (08) 8952 8751 Email:

Don Whyte Framing –  Unit 5/1 Travers Street , Coconut Grove Darwin, NT 0810 Australia. Ph. (08) 894 80653 Email:

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