Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition - Entries Open!

Published by: Daria Wray | 3-Jun-2021
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 nineteen years and is returning once again in 2021. 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, BestTraditional, Runner-Up, Emerging Artist and People's Choice Award Categories.
Venue: Mission to
Address: 717 Flinders St Docklands VIC 3008
Date: 1/10/21-17/10/21
In 2020, more than 200 entries were received and 107 were shortlisted from a highly competitive field “ including a greater number of emerging artists than previous years “ and the jury were impressed with the high standard and diversity of entries, ranging from traditional to contemporary mixed media.

The annual event is a major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV). 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. MtSV provides welfare services to support the tireless work 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 Prize & Exhibition and in turn, supports those seafarers. Due to the global pandemic, we are needed now more than ever.

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