fortyfivedownstairs: Emerging Artist Award 2023

fortyfivedownstairs presents the eighth annual Emerging Artist Award 2023.


Event Details



Event Starts

Dec 12, 2023

Event Ends

Dec 23, 2023




45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia

fortyfivedownstairs presents the eighth annual Emerging Artist Award 2023.

It is a pleasure to announce that fortyfivedownstairs will once again be filled with the work of emerging artists for a multi-disciplinary exhibition that explores our engagement with the natural and built environment, interrogates familial relationships through sensory experiences, and challenges our very sense of identity.

A $3000 prize pool will be awarded to two submissions that best align with the award criteria.

As well, the People’s Choice Award gives the audience a chance to have their say. For those who can’t visit in person, an online catalogue and our social media channels will be available with information and images.

All our prizes are made possible by our generous sponsors.

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.

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