Wacom Australia’s global digital art competition is back for 2017

This year, more than 40 artists have been selected as winners from the Wacom The Next Level competition and will have their artwork exhibited alongside national and internationally renowned artists including David Milan, Rik Oostenbroek, Lauren Carney, Merda, Gemma Correll and Sha’an d’Anthes.


The competition attracted 1900 entries worldwide, 700 more than last year. “Every year we are absolutely blown away by the calibre of entries The Next Level draws. This is the best part about our job, we love seeing the amazing work people are able to produce and knowing that we play some small part in that. There is nothing more inspiring to us here at Wacom and it helps to push us further as a company,” says Simon Marshall, Marketing Manager at Wacom ANZ.

The chosen winners will not only have their work exhibited and published in The Next Level publication featuring artwork from across the globe, but if purchased at the exhibitions, will receive profits from the sale, less the production costs.

One of the renowned artists that will be showcased at the exhibitions is Sydney based illustrator and artist Bill Hope. “Exhibiting with The Next Level Competition allowed me to show my work alongside some of the best talent in the digital arts scene. Wacom consistently brings together artists committed to expanding the realms of what is possible in the medium and it's an exciting cohort to be represented amongst,” says Mr. Hope.

The not-to-be-missed exhibitions will be held in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney throughout September to November.


Auckland: 21 Sept – 5 Oct @ Silo Park, Beaumont St & Jellicoe St, Auckland
Opening Night: Friday 29th September 6-9pm

Melbourne: 31 Oct – 13 Nov @ Besser Space, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood
Opening Night: Friday 23rd November 6-9pm

Sydney: 22 Nov – 3 Dec @ M2 Gallery, 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Opening Night: Friday 24th November 6-9pm

The Australian winners of The Next Level competition are:

Adam Dunt

Alex Solis

Andrew Kostakis

Andy Sutton


Angelo Konofaos (knf)

Ark Eleven

Bill Hope



Brodee Leonard


Clare Brady

Colorbot/Ricardo Juårez

David Johnston

Dean A Jones


Elen Winata

Freddy Bustamante

Furry Little Peach

Greg Martin

Grizzly Street

HezronH Vivian

Janine Millington

Josh Thorsen Yung

Kalliopi Lyviaki

KatArt Illustrations



Little Fox


Matthew Heath

Meg Theodore

Michelle Webb

Mitch Revs

monstery and me

Nelson Nokela




Rosie Apps

Scott Gessler


Sophie Melissa

Stephen Mooney

Thayne Abraham

Tobe Fonseca

Street Tolio

Vivian Mineker


Yung Jiz Grafix

Zheng Qu

For more information visit: www.wacomnextlevel.com