Emerging Artist Award 2024

The multi-disciplinary work of 30 emerging Australian artists that explores the state of the planet, our natural and built environment, sensory experiences and our very sense of identity.


Event Details



Event Starts

Jul 16, 2024

Event Ends

Jul 27, 2024




45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Admission: free

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm, Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm


fortyfivedownstairs is proud to announce the finalists for the ninth annual Emerging Artist Award 2024:

Amanda Freestone
Amanda Tonkin-Hill
Amelia Lynch
Andrew Gurman
Ayah Zakout
Cam Summers
Dani Watson
Felix Oliver
Geraldine Richards
Guste Sakalauskaite
Holly Block
Ivana Sanfilippo
Jacinta Anne Maude
Jessica Row
Jonabelle Cogan
Kat Rae
Leila Frijat
Louis Dickins
Lucy Crowe
Martin Claydon
Mary Nguyen
Melanie Sky
Michael Kemp
Nadine Schmoll
Nani Puspasari
Pilar de la Torre
Rebecca Jones
Sophie Baker
Tashi Columbro
Vittoria Cugno

The finalists’ works will be shown in the fortyfivedownstairs gallery from 16th to 26th July 2024.

The Emerging Artist Award at fortyfivedownstairs is a proven catalyst for ongoing recognition and professional development and allows audiences the privilege of accessing early-career works by exciting emerging artists. Entry is open to anyone in an early stage of their career wishing to submit a work that has not previously been exhibited in another art prize.

A $3000 prize pool will be awarded to two submissions that best explore our engagement with the natural and built environment, interrogates familial relationships through sensory experiences, and challenges our very sense of identity.
As well, the People’s Choice Award will give audiences the chance to vote for their favourite work. The winner is the recipient of a prize pack of artist supplies that has been kindly sponsored by Jasco.

The Emerging Artist Award is made possible by the generous support of The Cuming Bequest.

The Emerging Artist Award 2024 is also proudly supported by Bambra Press and Wonki.

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