The Koorie Art Show 2018

The Koorie Art Show 2018

Event status:
8 December 2018 – 24 February 2019



Level 1, Yarra Building, Federation Square


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 Koorie Art 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.

In 2017, 80 artists from across regional and rural Victoria entered into the show, presenting over 130 works. We encourage all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in Victoria to enter into the show.

All eligible entries are exhibited in the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Gallery at Federation Square and all works are available for sale to the public.

Award Categories

  • Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media $10,000
  • Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award $5,000
  • Viva Energy 3D Award $5,000
  • Lendlease Reconciliation Award $5,000
  • RMIT University Emerging Artist Award $3,000
  • Koorie Heritage Trust Highly Commended Award x2 $500
  • Koorie Heritage Trust People’s Choice Award $1,000 (to be announced at the conclusion of the show)


  • Hannah Presley – Curator Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Mick Harding – Artist and Chairperson of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
The Koorie Art Show is a Victorian Government initiative through Creative Victoria in partnership with the Koorie Heritage Trust. The Koorie Art Show 2018 has been supported by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, the City of Melbourne and the Federal Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program.