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Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Sunday, October 05, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mars and Timken Galleries
Admission: Free

The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and the richness of Victoria's Indigenous arts and culture.

The total prize pool is valued at over $50,000 across five categories including the $30,000 Deadly Art Award.

We invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit an entry. Entry is free and artists are eligible to enter up to three new works.

An exhibition of the winning and short-listed works will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from Saturday 23 August - Sunday 5 October.


Deadly Art Award-$30,000

CAL Award for Three Dimensional Works-$5,000

CAL Award for Works on Paper-$5,000

Australian Catholic University Acquisitive Award-$5,000
Work based on spirituality and cultural tradition

Federation University Australia Acquisitive Award-$5,000
Work by an artist based in regional Victoria

Arts Victoria People's Choice Award-$2,500


Entries close Thursday 12 June 2014



  • Entries due Thursday 12 June
  • Finalists notified Wednesday 2 July
  • Artwork to be delivered to Gallery Monday 14 July
  • Judging 18-21 July
  • Winners announced Saturday 23 August
  • Exhibition dates Saturday 23 August - Sunday 5 October

Download the Entry Form

NOTE: Hard copy Entry Form only is available at this point - the online Entry Form will be available after Tuesday 22 April.

The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards is a Victorian Government program delivered through Arts Victoria and presented by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Media Release announcing Call for Entries by Hon Heidi Victoria, Minister for the Arts, 16 April 2014