The Tom Bass Prize is the first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture.

This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptors and is an acknowledgement of the influence Bass had as one of Australia’s pre-eminent public sculptors. 

The next Tom Bass Prize will be held in March 2018.

Applications close at midnight on 30 November 2017 (for online entries) and at 3pm for mailed entries.


The inaugural exhibition was held in March 2016, in Sydney, in commemoration of what would have been Tom’s centenary year.

Tom Bass had a particularly close affiliation with the figure, and it is with this in mind that we created the $19,000 Tom Bass Prize. 

Prize open for entries nationally

View gallery of the 2016 Finalists’ Sculptures