Greg Muir (Yorta Yorta), Travelling on Our Ancestors Land, 2016, acrylic on canvas. Private Collection. Winner of the Koorie Art Show 2016 Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media.

The Koorie Art Show is our annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.

The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging to senior, Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

We are pleased to announce we are extending the Koorie Art Show until Wednesday 28 February. You’ve got three extra days to come and visit the show!

Announcement of award winners:

Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any media – $10,000

Nicholas Hovington, Wrapped in Culture, 2017, Kangaroo jaws with teeth, Wax thread, River reeds

Lendlease Reconciliation Award – $5,000

Coree Thorpe, Briggs, 2017, Acrylic on Metal

RMIT University Award – $3,000

Tiffany Garvie, Abandoned: Self Portrait, 2016, Photograph C-type Flex print, Di-bound aluminium

Koorie Heritage Trust 3D Award – $1,000

Marilyne Nicholls, Emu Feather Necklace And Parrot Feather Necklace (in a set), 2017, Feathers, Fibre, Ochre

Koorie Heritage Trust Encouragement Award for emerging artists – $500

Jadah Pleiter, Part Aboriginal, 2017, Digital Print on Cotton Rag

80 artists from around Victoria have entered into the show this year, from across regional and rural Victoria, presenting over 130 works.

A reminder for exhibiting Koorie Art Show artists your artworks are due for collection between 10:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 2 March, Saturday 3 March, or between Monday 5 March – Thursday 8 March.

Anyone who has purchased an artwork in the Koorie Art Show 2017 can visit our Level 1 shop to pick up your artworks after Thursday 1 March.

All entries are still eligible for the Koorie Heritage Trust Moogji Club People’s Choice Award ($500). The people’s choice award remains open for the duration of the exhibition, and visitors are invited to cast their votes. The votes will be counted and the winner announced at the close of the show.

For more information call Zenzi Clark 03 8662 6336 or email

Exhibition dates:

9 December 2017 – 28 February 2018




Please note:

  • Entries have closed for KAS 2017 (you can download the past entry form HERE).
  • The exhibition has been extended until the 28 of February 2018 (from 11 February).

The Koorie Art Show is a Victorian Government initiative through Creative Victoria in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust. We acknowledge the generosity of our key supporters, Lendlease and RMIT University. The Koorie Art Show is also made possible through the support of the Australian Government through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the City of Melbourne.