Lindy McSwan, Whisper Quiet by New Moon, mild steel, Photograph by Matthew Stanton.

Lindy McSwan, Whisper Quiet by New Moon, mild steel, Photograph by Matthew Stanton.

the 2019 Victorian Craft Awards.


Australia’s most prestigious award for contemporary craft. Applications closed Monday 15 July 2019, 11.59pm AEST.

Director of Craft Victoria, Bryony Nainby, said, “The 2019 Victorian Craft Awards celebrate excellence in contemporary craft practice and present some of the most exciting artists working in Australia today.
We are calling on furniture makers, textile designers, ceramicists, jewellers and makers across all craft forms to enter this year’s awards.”

This biennial event celebrates the diversity of Victorian craft practice and highlights the cultural and personal value of handmade crafted objects.

Supported by generous sponsors and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Awards provide significant support to contemporary craft artists. The range of awards across different craft forms will be announced shortly.

Applications of works made since mid-2017 by established, mid-career and emerging artists are encouraged from across the state. Works by the finest contemporary makers in Victoria will be selected for exhibition, with this years’ finalists being announced on Friday 9 August 2019.

Award CATEGORIES

With thanks to our major supporter, the State Government of Victoria, Craft is thrilled to announce the Award categories and Sponsors of this year’s Victorian Craft Awards.

$10,000 | Lynne Kosky Award for Contemporary Jewellery |
Honouring the legacy of Victorian Government Minister and longstanding patron and advocate of the arts, Lynne Kosky, Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Art Form: Contemporary jewellery; open to all career stages
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$5,000 | Excellence Award |
Recognising the highest achievement in creativity, innovation and design across media.
Supported by the Bowness Family Foundation.

Art Form: All; open to all career stages

$4,000 | Jardan Furniture and Timber Award |
Celebrating inspirational design and craftsmanship in timber
Supported by Jardan.

Art Form: Furniture and timber; open to all career stages

$2,500 | Jewellery Encouragement Award |
Supported by the Williamson and Kosky families.

Art Form: Contemporary jewellery; open to emerging makers


$1,200 | Emerging Artist Award |
Supported by Moloney Architects.
 
Art Form: All; open to emerging makers
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$1,000 | People’s Choice Award |
Supported by Craft Victoria
 
Art Form: All, open to all career stages
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$500 | Encouragement Award |
Supported by The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society. (Yarra)
 
Art Form: All; open to emerging makers
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Grace Smith: gsmith@craft.org.au Ph. 03 9097 2108 M. 0401 577 446
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A special thanks to our generous Award sponsors:

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