Art Awards

The City of Melville hosts an annual Art Awards and has been doing so for 40 years. In 2017 the Awards will be held in August.

Showcasing 250 artworks, the Art Awards aims to acknowledge and encourage artists, by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public.

2017 Art Awards Dates

Online registration will open on Monday 1 May 2017. The first 250 entrants will be accepted.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 September 2017.

For more information, please contact the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) By email or call 1300 635 845| 9364066

Click here to view a photo gallery of the 2016 Opening Night.

2016 Art Awards Winners

Category Winning Artist and Work
$5,000 Open Award (Acquisitive)Matthew Thorley, Built Nostalgic
$1,500 Painting AwardRachelle Dusting, Silent Stigma
$1,500 Works on Paper AwardRory O'Neill, Shelter
$1,500 3D Sculpture / Textile AwardTony Formentin, Photon Cannon
$1,000 Work by City of Melville Resident AwardBen Sherar, Jumping Blackwall
$500 Youth (ages 15 to 18) AwardLauren Joyce, Forever More
$1,000 People's Choice PrizeNeisha Phipps, Nan
Highly Commended ($500 cash / gift card prizes)
PaintingLesley Meaney, Untitled
Works on PaperJulie Silvester, So Still
3D Sculpture / TextileSharon & Jackie Wong, Birth of a Possum
Work by City of Melville ResidentRoss Potter, Off Cut
Youth (ages 15 to 18) ($250 prize)Meghann Martin, Feminine Form
Grace Hendry, Light and Shadows
Judges Special Mention ($100 prize)Shelley Cowper, The Escarpment
Daniela Dlugocz, Jeremiah 29:11