The third biennial Footscray Art Prize exhibition is on display at Footscray Community Arts Centre and VU at MetroWest until Saturday 5 June.
Featuring over 200 artworks, this national visual-art prize contributes to Footscray’s reputation as a thriving cultural hub that supports and fosters the arts. The exhibition of shortlisted works provides an opportunity to celebrate this artistic vibrancy and creativity.
Footscray Community Arts Centre hosts the Footscray Art Prize and Street Art Prize categories, with 39 artworks and three design concepts respectively. Mediums range from a cardboard protest sign to geographical core samples and a hologram device to delicate ceramic porcelain with recurring themes of the pandemic and relationships.
The winning Street Art Prize will be installed on the north warehouse wall of Footscray Community Arts Centre during the exhibition period.
VU at MetroWest hosts the Young Artists category with over 160 artworks from primary and secondary school students in Melbourne's west. Many of the artworks were created during Melbourne's lockdown while children were being homeschooled, and document an incredibly unique time for that generation.
Established in 2016 as part of the Victoria University Centenary celebrations, the Footscray Art Prize is a collaboration between Victoria University, Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Rotary Club of Footscray.
Footscray Art Prize & Street Art Prize
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
Monday to Friday: 9.30am–5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am–4pm
Young Artists Prize
VU at MetroWest
138 Nicholson Street, Footscray
Thursday to Friday: 9am–5pm
Visit the Footscray Art Prize website to find out more.