The 8th Koorie Art Show 2020

The 8th Koorie Art Show 2020

Event status:
Now open
Call for entries close Sunday, 18 October

Yarra Building
Federation Square

CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN<br>The 8th Koorie Art Show 2020

Calling all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists  living in Victoria, who are 17 years of age and over, to enter the 8th Koorie Art Show 2020

The Koorie Art Show is our annual open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition for all emerging, mid-career and senior First nations Victorian artists, designers and crafts people.

All skill levels and visual mediums are eligible, and previous shows have featured works ranging from paintings to drawings, photography, etchings, sculptures and jewellery. Artworks that explore the use of digital technology are also encouraged.

All artworks must be physically received by the Trust for installation by Sunday, 15 November. The announcement of awards will be made at our community day exhibition launch on Saturday, 5 December 2020.

All submitted entries will be included in the exhibition and are eligible for a number of cash awards including:

  • Creative Victoria Award for excellence in any media ($10,000)
  • 3d Award ($5,000) – generously supported by Viva Energy Australia
  • 2d Award ($5,000) – generously supported by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program
  • Emerging artist award ($5,000)
  • Two encouragement awards ($500 each)
  • People’s choice award ($1,000) – announced at the end of the exhibition

Due to the growth and popularity of the Koorie Art Show since its inception, artists can only submit one artwork for inclusion.

Prize winners will be announced at the exhibition launch and community day on Saturday 5 December 2019. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday 21 February 2021.


Alternatively, you can DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE to complete manually and return to:

Email: Gail Harradine; or

Mail: Koorie Heritage Trust (Attention Gail Harradine), Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Vic, 3000.

Entry forms must be completed and received no later than 5pm Sunday, 18 October.

Judges for this this year’s award will be announced shortly.

The Koorie Heritage Trust’s judging policy and procedures can be downloaded here.

The Terms and Conditions can be viewed here.

The 8th Koorie Art Show 2020 opens Saturday 5 December 2020 and closes Sunday 21 February 2021.

For further information, email Gail Harradine or Maya Hodge.

To do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Koorie Heritage Trust is temporarily closed until further notice. During this time, you may have difficulty getting through to us by phone. If we do not respond to your telephone call, please email us directly.

We acknowledge the generous support of our award sponsors: Creative Victoria and Viva Energy Australia.


Banner Image: Koorie Art Show, Call for Entries. Image by Peter Waples-Crowe, 2020.