Koorie Art Show 2024: call for entries!

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The Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) is thrilled to announce the 12th annual Koorie Art Show, inviting entries from First Peoples artists (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) residing in Victoria.

Scheduled for December 2024, this prestigious event is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, open to all First Peoples artists, designers, and craftspeople regardless of their career stage, be it emerging, mid-career, or senior.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for all First Peoples to showcase their art in a central location at Fed Square in Narrm (Melbourne),” says Tom Mosby, CEO of KHT. “Significantly, we accept all artworks. All you need to do is submit an entry form by the due date for your work to be accepted. Each work will be professionally photographed and installed in our beautiful new galleries in the Birrarung Building at Fed Square. I encourage all artists to enter and join us in another exciting year for the Koorie Art Show.”

The call for entries is open now and will close at midnight on Sunday, 29 September 2024. The exhibition features a diverse range of traditional and contemporary works, spanning various mediums such as digital illustrations, paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics, and more. This event underscores the cultural richness of First Peoples creativity and provides a vibrant snapshot of the current landscape in First Peoples art across Victoria.

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Entries will be independently judged and are eligible for numerous awards with substantial cash prizes. These include the Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any Media ($10,000), Viva Energy 3D Award ($5,000), RMIT University 2D Award ($5,000), Josh Muir Digital Art Award ($3,000), the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), and two Encouragement Awards ($500 each).

Moreover, the Koorie Art Show for Young Mob is also accepting entries, showcasing the extraordinary talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged between 5 and 16 years. Visual arts mediums eligible for entry include painting, drawing, photography, textiles, prints, sculpture, video, and installation. All submitted works will be available for public sale.

For further information and application forms, visit Koorie Heritage Trust. To see images of winners from The Koorie Art Show 2023, visit this link.

The Koorie Art Show will be on display from Saturday, 7 December 2024 to Sunday, 23 February 2025 at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Birrarung Building, Fed Square. Visit Koorie Heritage Trust for more details.