Warrnibald 2018 - Peoples Choice Award Winners announcement

event date: 
Sunday, 23 September 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the announcement of the Warrnibald 2018 People's Choice Award winners. In 2018, the following People's Choice prizes will be awarded:

  • People’s Choice Awards: First Prize $1500, Second Prize $500

The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) and Western District Employment Access (WDEA) Works invite entries to The WARRNIBALD2018. The ‘Warrnibald’ is a non-acquisitive open-entry portraiture exhibition and art prize run jointly between WDEA and WAG. Portrait subjects are those who have made contributions in the areas of local culture, charity, business, science, health, education, sport or politics in South-Western Victoria, nationally or internationally. The Warrnibald helps raise funds to support WDEA’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.

Event Details

Sunday 23rd September, 2-3pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided 

RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

The Warrnibald

Now in its 3rd year at WAG, the exhibition and art prize seeks to continue to foster community spirit and celebrate those who have contributed to our rich and diverse community. The Warrnibald provides WDEA , a community owned and managed disability employment provider, with the works displayed at their Artlink Gallery at 241 Koroit St, Warrnambool with vital funding to support the continued operation of the ArtLink Program, with 100% of entry fees and 50% of artwork sales going directly to WDEA to keep the program open. The Warrnibald Portrait Prize was established as a way of recognising both the skills of our many local artists and providing a platform to recognise individuals who have made significant contribution to the fabric of South-West Victorian communities. 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 130 years ago in 1886. As with its inspiration, The Warrnibald Prize fosters portraiture as well as supporting artists and perpetuating the memory of great local identities.

Voting for the People's Choice Awards

Voting for the People's Choice Awards 10am Saturday 28th July and closes 3pm Sunday 16th September 2018.