Nagoya Art Exchange

Kindergarten to Year 12

The Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange provides a wonderful opportunity to participate in international friendship and cultural exchange activities.

Participation in the Exchange is open to NSW public schools representing student artworks from Kindergarten to Year 12 students.

Schools are invited to nominate a maximum of 4 outstanding student artworks from their school that would be suitable for consideration for the Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange. 

The Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange exhibits selected artworks from NSW public schools in Nagoya, Japan, along with works by students from Nagoya, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Reims, Turin, Tashkent and Nanjing.

Please note that students' works selected for the Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange will not be returned. Schools will instead receive an exchange of artwork from the exhibition in Nagoya and a certificate celebrating the selection of their artwork. Each selected artwork will feature in an online exhibition.

Artworks on display in Nagoya, Japan


Nominations for the 2023 Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange program will open on Friday 9 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 7).  Further information and application documentation will be available on Thursday 8 June 2023.

Submissions will be required to be sent by Friday 11 August 2023 (Term 3 Week 4).

Selected artworks will be displayed at the Nagoya Sister City Art Exchange in Japan in November 2023.

Entry conditions

All works submitted for nomination in the Nagoya Art Exchange are required to meet the following requirements:

  • Artworks must be no smaller than A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) and no larger than (500 mm x 350 mm) in size. Works that are outside these dimensions cannot be accepted for exhibitions.
  • Do not nominate framed or mounted artworks or artworks on a stretched canvas or canvas panel.
  • Artworks with earthy matter, e.g. sand, feathers etc., will not be selected due to export regulations.
  • Artworks may be horizontal (landscape) or vertical (portrait).
  • Student artists must be enrolled at a public school in New South Wales in any class from Kindergarten to Year 12 in the year of entry, and the artwork must solely be the work of the student.
  • The nomination forms need to be accompanied by a colour photo (digital) of the nominated artwork. Photos of all the pieces of a Body of Work only need to be sent. Do not send the actual artwork.
  • A selection panel will view the photos of the nominated artworks for inclusion in the exhibition. The decisions of the selection panel are final.
  • Schools will be informed of the successful nominations.
  • Successfully nominated artwork is then due by September.



Sue Dawson
Arts Coordination Officer
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