Warrnibald Prize 2020

WAG (Warrnambool Art Gallery) and WDEA Works invite entries to The Warrnibald Prize 2020.

The Warrnibald Prize is a non-acquisitive open-entry portraiture exhibition and art prize. All entries are eligible for first and second prizes selected by a panel of art experts as well as The Peoples’ Choice Award (The Archibool Prize) first and second prizes selected by public vote. Portrait subjects are those who are currently, or have previously, made significant contributions to culture, art, volunteering, business, sport, politics, education or health in South West Victoria or have represented our region by contributing in these areas in Australia or overseas.

The Warrnibald Prize helps raise funds to support WDEA Work’s ArtLink Program: an initiative that assists people with a range of abilities identify and achieve their creative goals, and promote the inclusivity of everyone in community life.

The Warrnibald Prize

The Warrnibald Prize was established as a way of recognising both the skills of our many local artists and provide a platform to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fabric of South West Victorian communities.

Now in its 4th year at WAG, the exhibition and art prize continues to foster community spirit and celebrate those who contribute to our rich and diverse community.

Warrnambool has a strong connection to The Archibald Prize which was established by Jules François Archibald (JF) and first awarded in 1921. JF’s father, Joseph Archibald was sergeant of police in Warrnambool and described as ‘enlightened, sober and sceptical’, founded the Warrnambool Art Gallery in 1886. As with its inspiration, The Warrnibald Prize fosters portraiture as well as supporting artists and perpetuating the memory of great local identities.

To Enter

To enter, submit your portrait entry according to the Terms and Conditions along with the Entry Form to the Warrnambool Art Gallery during one of the set delivery dates and times. Entry fees must be paid in full at the time of delivery.

Artist Entry Forms can be found here

Booking through Eventbrite is provided at 10 minute intervals as a social distancing measure in the interests of safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Please contact WAG at gallery [at] warrnambool.vic.gov.au if you have any questions about delivering your Artwork and Entry Form.
Photo: Rosana Sialong