Art Award and Exhibition

The City of Melville's Art Awards is a community art award open to emerging and established visual artists working across 2D and 3D mediums. Find out more below.

Art Award Entries - now closed

Thank you to all 250 entrants into this year's City of Melville Art Award held in September 2019.

Entries are now closed for the 2019 City of Melville Art Award. 

The major award attracts a prize of $5,000 and is acquisitive with the winning artwork becoming part of the City of Melville Art collection. The total prize pool is valued at $16,000.

Categories include Painting, Drawing/Printmaking/Mixed Media, Small Sculpture, and Photography. In addition there are prizes for local resident artists, young artists and People’s Choice.

Important dates for entrants:

  • Artwork delivery: Saturday 7 September,   9am - 12noon  
  • Artwork collection: Sunday 22 September,  2-4pm
  • Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation: Friday 13 September, from 6:30pm
  • Exhibition: 14 September to 22 September

Please direct all enquiries to: Yvonne Doherty - Community Development Officer – Arts

1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

Register for our Arts eNews to stay updated with upcoming events in 2019.

About The 2018 Awards

The exhibition was held from 8 to 16 September 2018 at the City of Melville Civic Centre, with all artworks, except for Youth submissions, available for sale.

The 2018 Art Awards saw a total prize pool of $17,000 across the below categories:

  • $5,000 First Prize (Acquisitive)
  • $1,500 each for Painting, Drawing/Print/Mixed Media, Photography and Sculpture categories
  • $1,000 City of Melville Resident
  • $1,000 New! Visions of Melville 
  • $1,000 People’s Choice Award
  • $750 Youth (aged 15 to 18 years)
  • 4 x $500 Judges Highly Commended (Painting, Drawing, Photography, & Sculpture) 
  • 1 x $250 Judges Highly commended (Youth)

Find out more about the 2018 winners, including the People's Choice Award.

Image: Artwork by Jocelyn Brown, participant in the 2017 Art Awards

Thanks to our sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of our Art Awards.

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