Call for Entries - 2020 Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition

Published by: Daria Wray | 10-Jun-2020
The Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne's Docklands for eighteen years and is returning once again in 2020. Artists are invited to respond to the theme The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea' to be in the running for a share of the $20,000 prize money in the following categories: Maritime Art Award, Best Traditional, Runner-Up, Emerging Artist and People's Choice Award Categories.
Venue: Mission to Seafarers
Address: 717 Flinders St, Docklands VIC 3008 Australia
Date: Exhibition Open Friday 16th October to Sunday 1st November
Time: 10am-8pm
Ticket: n/a
Call: (03) 9629 7083

Call for Entries: 1st May to 31st August
Exhibition Awards Ceremony: Thursday 15th October *new
Exhibition Open Friday 16th October to Sunday 1st November, 10am-8pm *new

The Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers.

Australia relies on shipping and seafarers to connect to the world and to bring goods to our homes for the economy to thrive, and for the health of our island nation.

The Mission to Seafarers provides welfare services to support the tireless work, isolation and hardships faced by those seafarers. The generosity of our sponsors who provide the prize money and other in-kind contributions, and the artists who pay an entrance fee and a commission on all works that are sold, ensures the continued success and wide popularity of the Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition and in turn, supports those seafarers.

In 2019 the exhibition featured 90 finalists whose work was selected from over 250 entries and who came from as far afield as Germany, Spain, Bangladesh, Pakistan, USA and New Zealand.

Amongst the traditional beauty of oil paintings and watercolours of maritime subjects in the exhibition, artists have demonstrated a move to include more contemporary works in recent years.

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