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Mission to Seafarers Art PrizeMission to Seafarers

Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria maritime art prize has exhibited the work of over 800 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art award. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $175,000 and the organisation has raised over $230,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria.

The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition, proudly supported by ANL promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade.

Global efforts to improve conditions for seafarers are constant, as has been the provision of welfare services by the MTSV since 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The ANL Art Prize is an important event made possible with thanks to naming rights sponsor ANL, corporate sponsors, the contributing artists and the individuals who give their time and expertise to curate, judge and select the works.

All 2017 submissions will be able to be viewed in our online gallery and are available for purchase! Artists have generously submitted their artwork for sale and 33% of all proceeds raised will go towards the charitable work of the Mission to Seafarers.

Dates Open: 04-Oct-2017 Until 26-Oct-2018

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Tatura Rotary Community Art ShowVictory Hall

Award winning 12th Annual Art Show.

Last year 400 pieces shown with around 22% sales.

Opening night gala 'Opera at the Art Show'

No judging of work - patrons and artists prefer 'peoples choice'

Diverse price range any artwork type to appeal to many buyers.

Dates Open: 06-Aug-2018 Until 06-Nov-2018

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JuxtaposeG3 Artspace

Juxtapose is a collaborative exhibition featuring the artwork of Luke Tyrrell and Liz Fitzgerald.\r\n\r\nWhile their styles are very different, both artists are heavily influenced by the coastal environments of Port Philip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. The coast has been the background to their lives, creating their different perspectives and responses; the light and colour informs their work.\r\n\r\nAs Australians, most of us live along or near the coast, participating and engaging with it, spectators to its drama, moodiness, beauty and vulnerability. Juxtapose aims to celebrate the natural environment and our response to it as human beings.

Dates Open: 29-Sep-2018 Until 30-Oct-2018

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Somers Arts Fair 2018
Somers Primary School

The Somers Arts Fair—now in its 16th year—is held in the beautiful coastal village of Somers on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It is Somers Primary School’s most important annual fundraising event. Our Arts Fairs were established in 2003 to highlight the wealth of talented artists and creative people in our community, to foster interest in various art forms and to bring the community together for a wonderful family-orientated day. Visitors to the Somers Arts Fair can view and be tempted by the amazing artwork in the art exhibition and the wonderful array of outdoor sculptures and totem poles that are displayed within the School grounds. Participants can whet their own creative appetite by participating in hands-on creative workshops led by talented artists, or simply relax and be entertained by a diverse line-up of talented local musicians. 

At 2:00 pm the main event of the day – the art auction – takes place at the Old School House featuring beautiful artwork donated by renowned artists. The totem poles are a distinctive feature of the auction, with many local artists creating these highly sought after artworks. 

Throughout the day there will be a variety of gourmet foods and homemade cakes on offer, local Mornington Peninsula wine, beer, great coffee and many country fair activities including children’s games, a wide range of craft market stalls and more.

Artworks Shown in Preview: 314

87 Camp Hill Road
Somers VIC 3927

Dates Open: 28-Oct-2018 Until 29-Oct-2018

Website: http://somersartsfair.com/

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Whitehorse Art Show 2018
Box Hill Town Hall

The 2018 Art Show marks the 54th Annual Art Show to be held within the City of Whitehorse and provides an outlet for quality artists to display and sell their work.

1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill VIC 3128

Dates Open: 01-Nov-2018 Until 06-Nov-2018

Website: http://whitehorseartshow.com.au

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Portland Art Show 2018
Civic Hall

The Gala Art Show Opening and Preview Evening will be held on Friday 2rd November 7:00 pm. Official Opening & Presentation at 7:30 pm.


Tickets at $30.00 each

This is when most paintings are sold. Competition for the purchase of works when the exhibition opens will be keen and we intend making this preview evening one to remember.

Artworks Shown in Preview: 277

30 Bentinck St
Portland VIC 3305

Dates Open: 02-Nov-2018 Until 04-Nov-2018

Website: http://portlandartshow.com.au/

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Ocean Grove Rotary ClubPoint Lonsdale Primary School

This will be the 8th Annual Art show hosted by the Rotary Club of Ocean Grove. Funds raised go to local charities - \"Riding Develops Abilities” (Disabled Riding) and \"Disabled Surfers\". Prize pool is approx. $9000

Dates Open: 03-Nov-2018 Until 04-Nov-2018

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Honouring TraditionRoyal Queensland Art Society

Honouring Tradition

Inaugural Australian exhibition of paintings and sketches by leading fine art practitioner and teacher Dr Kay Kane

In a free exhibition at Petrie Terrace Gallery, art lovers can set eyes upon some of Kay Kane’s outstanding representational nudes, portraits, still life and landscape works created during the former Queensland College of Art tutor’s 45-year painting career.

Dates Open: 07-Nov-2018 Until 18-Nov-2018

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Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA)Project Contemporary Artspace

Entries are now officially open for the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA), Australia’s only national Still Life Painting Award, now based in the beautiful City of Wollongong.

EMSLA is celebrating its twelfth consecutive year in 2018, featuring a non-acquisitive first prize of $20,000.

Dates Open: 09-Nov-2018 Until 08-Dec-2018

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Linden Postcard Show 2018
Linden House

Artworks Shown in Preview: 4

26 Acland Street
St Kilda VIC 3182

Dates Open: 23-Nov-2018 Until 10-Jan-2019

Website: http://lindenpostcardshow.com.au/

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Kinglake Ranges Art ShowKinglake Community Centre

Artists of all media welcome to enter Landscape, Contemporary and Abstract, Portraiture, Flora and Fauna plus Single and Mixed media (e.g. wood, glass etc), Textiles and Photography.

All proceeds to community projects.

Dates Open: 24-Nov-2018 Until 25-Nov-2018

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Rotary Club of Sorrento Art Show 2019Sorrento Community Centre

Each year in January, the Rotary Club of Sorrento stages the Annual Art Show Sorrento. Oils, watercolours, acrylics and ink on paper form a dynamic exhibition, giving enjoyment to those who attend. All funds raised go to community projects.

Our best painting prize is $5,000 due to a generous bequest for a late member's wife

Dates Open: 06-Jan-2019 Until 12-Jan-2019

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Victor Harbor Art Show 2019
Warland Reserve

The award winning Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Art Show will be held at Warland Reserve ( adjacent to the Causeway ) in Victor Harbor, South Australia from 6:30pm on Friday 12th January to Saturday 21st January 2018

adjacent to the Causeway
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Dates Open: 12-Jan-2019 Until 19-Jan-2019

Website: http://www.victorharborartshow.com.au/

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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal PortraitsBendigo Art Gallery

Tudors to Windsors traces the history of the British monarchy through the outstanding collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. This exhibition highlights major events in British (and world) history from the sixteenth century to the present, examining the ways in which royal portraits were impacted by both the personalities of individual monarchs and wider historical change. Presenting some of the most significant royal portraits, the exhibition will explore five royal dynasties: the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Georgians, the Victorians and the Windsors shedding light on key figures and important historical moments. This exhibition also offers insight into the development of British art including works by the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Cecil Beaton and Annie Liebovitz.

To bring these royal figures to life, Bendigo Art Gallery has secured key loans of historic fashion, armour and personal effects which will be featured alongside these magnificent and imposing portraits.

Significant additional lenders: Historic Royal Palaces, the Bath Fashion Museum, Royal Armouries, FIDM Museum, LA, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Dates Open: 16-Mar-2019 Until 14-Jul-2019

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