The Koorie Art Show is our annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s First Nations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.
The Koorie Art Show is an open-entry, non-acquisitive award exhibition, presenting the works of Koorie and Victorian based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (new and emerging, mid-career and senior) aged 17 years and above. All submitted entries are included in the exhibition and are eligible for one of several cash awards.
- Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in any Media
- Metro Tunnel Creative Program 2D Award
- Viva Energy Australia 3D Award
- Lendlease Reconciliation Award
- RMIT University Emerging Artist Award
- City of Melbourne Aboriginal Melbourne Award
- KHT Encouragement Awards
- KHT People’s Choice Award (announced at the close of the exhibition)
We are also proud to announce that we will also present the Josh Muir Digital Art Award as part of the 10th Koorie Art Show, in memory of the late Josh Muir (Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Barkindji). Josh was a passionate supporter and friend of the KHT having exhibited at the KHT in group shows, held his first solo exhibition with us in 2018, and was an entrant in the Koorie Art Show from the very 1st Koorie Art Show in 2013 and subsequent years until 2018. Josh was also the recipient of the Creative Victoria Award for Excellence in Any Media for his entry in the 2nd Koorie Art Show in 2014, and the Lendlease Reconciliation Award in the 6th Koorie Art Show in 2018.
Alongside our open entry Koorie Art Show, we are also proud to present the 5th Koorie Art Show Young Mob, which showcases the artistic talent of our young mob aged between 5 and 16 years. Further information on the 5th Koorie Art Show Young Mob, can be found HERE.
For more information, visit Koorie Heritage Trust website.