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National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2022

Established in 1992 by Griffith Regional Art Gallery, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award (NCJA) is a biennial award that brings together contemporary applied arts, visual arts and design practice. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, NCJA attracts Australia’s leading contemporary object artists and expands the boundaries of the art of human adornment.

Entries for the 2022 National Contemporary Jewellery Award are now being accepted.
Entries close 5pm Friday 16 September 2022

Download NCJA Terms and Conditions  

Entries can be submitted online via our Online Application or you can download the Paper Application and email the completed form back to ncja@griffith.nsw.gov.au along with high quality digital images, CV and an artist statement.

• $6000 National Contemporary Jewellery Award (acquisitive) Sponsored by Griffith City Council
• $1000 Design Excellence Award (acquisitive) Sponsored by Griffith City Council

Entry Fee
A $40 entry fee for each piece entered will be charged to cover administration. This entry fee is non- refundable.
The entry fee must be paid by the application closing date to finalise the entry. Payment can be made by credit card, please call 02 6962 8338 to arrange payment.

NCJA 2022 Judges

Dr Rohan Nicol
Associate Professor
Associate Head of School
School of Creative Arts 
University of Tasmania  
NCJA Consultant 
Dr. Kirsten Haydon
Senior Lecturer  
Gold & Silversmithing Studio
School of Art
RMIT University
Ms. Bic Tieu
Lecturer in Art + Design

Exhibition Details

Opening Event: 6pm Friday 28 October
Closes: Sunday 18 December
Join us at the opening to celebrate the National Contemporary Jewellery Award (NCJA) 30th anniversary.
Enjoy Dee Vine Estate wines and canapés with special guest judges as we celebrate the newest addition to Griffith Regional Art Gallery’s prestigious National Contemporary Jewellery Collection.

General Public Tickets $25
Gallery Member Tickets $10 (Please contact the gallery for more information)

Buy Tickets

NCJA 2020 Winner - Halie Rubenis,'White Bread', white bread and LDPE.

Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm  
Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  



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