VICTORIAN CRAFT AWARDS

2017 Awards

Over $20,000 in cash prizes.

THE AWARDS

Lynne Kosky Jewellery Award $10,000
Honouring the legacy of Victorian Arts Minister, Lynne Kosky

Judged by Gene Sherman and Marian Hosking

Jewellery Encouragement Award $2,000 
Supported by the Family of Lynne Kosky

Judged by Gene Sherman and Marian Hosking

Ceramics Award $5,000

Judged by Nellie Castan and Shane Kent

Excellence Award $5,000
The Bowness Family Foundation

Judged by Sarah Bond and Gregory Bonasera

Chair’s Award for Innovation $1,000

Judged by Lousje Skala

People’s Choice Award $700

Supported by Craft Victoria

ABOUT

The Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria and supported by the state government. Now in their second year, the Awards present and celebrate excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards welcome applications from emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria. Applications of individual works and installations utilising craft skills, processes and materials are welcome. Established in 2015, this year's Awards will again select up to 100 artists for a finalists exhibition in June and July 2017.

The Victorian Craft Awards have created a new demonstrable standard for excellence within the crafts. The Awards play an essential role in delivering a focused, peer-reviewed opportunity for makers and collectors, and have enabled finalists to leverage new creative and commercial opportunities beyond the scope of the event itself.  Importantly, the Awards also present a broad snapshot of the vitality of contemporary Victorian craft, easily accessed by non-makers and mainstream media. Craft Victoria sees this biennial award as a key aspect of our remit as industry leaders.

Artists are currently invited to submit entries until Monday 27 March. The Victorian Craft Awards Exhibition opens 3 June 2017 and runs to 8 July.  Exhibition venues include Craft Victoria, Collins Place Gallery and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. 

***UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO THE  2ND OF APRIL. 

 

Image Credit (L to R): Polly van der Glas Facebag series (top)  |  Alan Constable Not titled (three cameras) (bottom)  |  Kirsten Haydon The Lure of  Radium  |  Amanda Dziedzic A Bumper Crop  |  Judith Glover and James Dutton Mr Tenmoku – Finalists, 2015 Victorian Craft Award