The 9th Koorie Art Show 2021

The 9th Koorie Art Show 2021

Event status:
Coming soon
4 December 2021 - 20 February 2022



Ground Floor, Yarra Building
Federation Square

The 9th Koorie Art Show 2021

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. This year we will be presenting the 9th Koorie Art Show.

The Koorie Art Show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (new and emerging, mid-career and senior) aged 17 years and above. All submitted entries will be included in the exhibition and are eligible to be considered for one of several cash awards including:

  • Creative Victoria Award For Excellence In Any Media.
  • Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award.
  • Viva Energy Australia 3D Award.
  • Lendlease Reconciliation Award.
  • City of Melbourne Aboriginal Melbourne Award.
  • RMIT University Emerging Artist Award.
  • Port Phillip Prison Encouragement Awards (x2)
  • People’s Choice Award.

All works in the 9th Koorie Art Show are available for sale.


The Koorie Art Show awards are judged by a panel of respected Victorian Aboriginal community members in accordance with the Koorie Heritage Trust’s judging policy and procedures. The judges of the 9th Koorie Art Show 2021 are N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs (Boon Wurrung), Andrew Jackomos (Yorta Yorta, Gundijmara) and Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara).

The judging policy and procedures can be downloaded HERE.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our Award and Exhibition Partners: Creative Victoria, Metro Tunnel Creative Program, Viva Energy Australia, Lendlease, RMIT University, City of Melbourne, Port Phillip Prison, Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program, Australia Council for the Arts.

We also acknowledge the support of our Precinct Partner Fed Square.

Thelma Beeton (Palawa), Galivanting Around (2020), acrylic on canvas. Entrant 8th Koorie Art. Collection of the artist. This artwork was created through The Torch, a not for profit organisation providing art, cultural and arts industry support to Indigenous offenders and ex-offenders in Victoria.