Mission to Seafarers Vic. Inc.

Call to Entries - 2018 ANL Maritime Art Prize

Now in its sixteenth year, the ANL Maritime Art Awards Exhibition has become Australia’s leading Maritime Art Award. The exhibition is hosted by Mission to Seafarers Victoria in their heritage listed home in Docklands, and digitally through thebluethumb Australia’s online gallery. The ANL Maritime Art Awards is an anticipated event on the Australian art calendar and is an experience unique to Melbourne. The Mission to Seafarers Victoria (MtSV) is pleased to invite all artists, both emerging and established to enter the 2018 ANL Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition.

The Exhibition follows the theme of maritime and seafaring subjects and calls artists both emerging and established to respond either thematically or literally to:

…the relationship of humanity to the sea…

Thanks to our sponsors, the ANL Maritime Art Awards offers prize money of over $25,000.

The Entry Form can be found on our website, missiontoseafarers.com.au/art-prize/artprize-terms-conditions or at bluethumb 

Entries open on 1st June, and close on 30th August, 2018.

All entries are exhibited at the online art gallery with bluethumb  Australia and entering artists may choose to have their entry featured for sale via the bluethumb  Australia Gallery. The online platform works to support established and emerging artists and we encourage you to explore the benefits when setting up an artist profile.

From these submissions finalists will be selected for Exhibition at the 100 year-old Mission to Seafarers building at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands during the month of October, open daily 11 am – 8pm.  A satellite exhibition will be held at the same time, exhibiting up to 30 works at Kinross Arts Centre Gallery in Toorak.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition launch on the evening of October 4th and the results will be posted on the Mission to Seafarers Victoria website. Specifics of the event launch will be supplied at a later date. The exhibition runs to the 26th October, 2018.


$15,000 - ANL 'Maritime Art Award' (Acquisitive)

$5,000   - ASP 'Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award' (Acquisitive)

$2,000   - DP World 'Emerging Artist Award'

$2,000   - VIVA Energy ‘People’s Choice Award’ 

$2,000   -  Nevile & Co ‘Runners up Award’


Friday 6 July, 2018
Friday 31 August, 2018
Mission to Seafarers Victoria
Venue Address
717 Flinders street, Docklands

Melbourne, Docklands

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