8th Koorie Art Show 2020 – Call for entries

Presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust, the Koorie Art Show is one of the most important annual exhibitions that showcases the diverse talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in Victoria.  The show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of emerging, mid-career and senior First Nations Victorian artists, designers and crafts people.

Call for entries open Monday 24 August and closes Sunday 18 October, 5pm. Artworks to be physically delivered to the Trust, for install, by Sunday 15 November.

All entries will be eligible for numerous prizes including the Award for Excellence in Any Media $10,000; the Viva Energy Australia 3D Award $5000; Emerging Artist Award $5,000; Encouragement Awards ($500 x 2); and People’s Choice Award $1,000, announced at the end of the exhibition.

All visual arts mediums are eligible and previous shows have featured works ranging from paintings to drawings, photography, etchings, sculptures and installations featuring natural materials.

Koorie Heritage Trust CEO Tom Mosby, says that “I’m delighted to announce the call for entry for our 8th Koorie Art Show.  This has been a really challenging year; Covid-19 has made us reflect on how we live and work, and I know that many artists have been creating new work as a way to manage this difficult time.  The Koorie Art Show is important for our community as it provides an unrivalled opportunity to showcase our contemporary artists, designers and crafts people, continuing the Koorie Heritage Trust’s role of incubating, nurturing and promoting the creativity of our Victorian First Nations people.”

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

For further information and application forms, visit www.koorieheritagetrust.com.au

The Koorie Art Show opens Saturday 5 December 2020 – Sunday 21 February 2021 at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square. Free entry.