Footscray Art Prize 2019 Exhibitions and Prize Announcement

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Thursday 20 June 2019 to Saturday 20 July 2019

A total of 202 artworks across four categories will be displayed in two exhibitions showcasing the shortlisted artworks for the 2019 Footscray Art prize.

The Footscray Art Prize is a biennial non-acquisitive visual arts prize open to local and national artists across multiple disciplines.

It represents a significant overview of Australia’s contemporary art scene, contributing to Footscray’s reputation as a thriving cultural hub that supports and fosters the arts and celebrates artistic vibrancy and creativity.

Exhibition openings and prize announcement

Join us for the openings of two exhibitions showcasing the shortlisted artworks on Thursday 20 June. The winner of each category will be announced during the openings.

Tertiary Art Prize and Young Artists Prize

VU at MetroWest
5pm – 5:30pm

Footscray Art Prize and Street Art Prize

Footscray Community Arts Centre
6pm – 8pm

RSVP for the exhibition openings online

Both exhibitions will be on display until 20 July.

The Footscray Art Prize is proudly presented by collaborating partners Victoria University, Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Rotary Club of Footscray, and is part of the Footscray University Town initiative.

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Footscray Art Prize opening in 2017 at the Footscray Community Arts Centre


This event has already taken place.

Exhibition openings:

5pm - 6pm, VU at MetroWest
6pm - 8pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre


20 June - 20 July


VU at MetroWest (Footscray) 138 Nicholson Street

Get in touch

Katrina Gubbins
Engagement Communications Coordinator
Footscray University Town
+61 3 9919 5130