The biennial Footscray Art Prize is now calling for entries.
This national visual art prize was established in 2016 and offers five unique categories with prize money totaling $28,000.
The coveted main prize is valued at $10,000, while the Street Art Prize is valued at $5,000 and pays tribute to Footscray’s thriving street art scene. Two new sub-categories have also been added: a $10,000 acquisition prize for local artists that will see the winning work added to Maribyrnong City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection, and an artistic residency at Footscray Community Arts Centre for emerging practitioners. The popular Young Artists Prize continues, featuring two categories each valued at $500, encouraging students in Melbourne’s west to explore their creativity.
A panel of esteemed judges will shortlist the artworks and select winners in 2021, including Myles Russell-Cook, Vikki McInnes, and Kirsty Grant.
Entries close Monday 8 February 2021
For more information, visit footscrayartprize.com
Image 1: 2019 winner, Megan Evans, with her work 'Parlour'. Photographed by Jessica Ibacache
Image 2: Footscray Art Prize 2019 exhibition, captured by Shuttermain
Image 3: Footscray Art Prize 2019 exhibition, captured by Shuttermain