The ANL Art Prize and Exhibition 2017 : NOW OPEN UNTIL 27th October, 2017


We thank ANL and the exhibition sponsors and artists for making this wonderful insight into all things maritime possible.

Sponsorship of the Art Awards has its own rewards and we look forward to tailoring an opportunity for your company to be part of future Maritime Art Awards.

Art prize sponsors

Please contact Sue Dight to discuss your involvement on
+613 9629 7083 or


Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition has showcased the work of over 700 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art prize. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $175,000 and the event has raised over $230,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria.

The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition is proudly supported by global shipping carrier ANL. It promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and in doing so assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade.

Global efforts to improve conditions for seafarers are ongoing, as has been the provision of welfare services by the MtSV since it was set up 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The ANL Art Prize is an important event made possible with thanks to naming rights sponsor ANL, corporate sponsors, the contributing artists and the individuals who give their time and expertise to curate, judge and select the works.

The exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 6th – 27th October, 2017 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 12 noon – 6pm.    To view the exhibition we appreciate a gold coin donation and will provide a catalogue.

Stay awhile and have a coffee, buy a raffle ticket or a postcard of your favourite works.


Artists are invited to submit work(s) for:

− The acquisitive ‘ANL Maritime Art Award’ valued at $15,000

− The acquisitive ASP ‘Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award’ valued at $5,000

− The acquisitive DP World ‘Emerging Artist Award’ valued at $5,000 – note increased prize and acquisitive

− The non-acquisitive VIVA Energy ‘People’s Choice Award’ valued at $2,000

− The non-acquisitive Nevile & Co. ‘Runners up’ valued at $2,000

− Other commendations in each category may be announced

2017 Maritime Art Award Prize Winners

ANL Maritime Art Award Winner

‘Workhorse on the Orwell’ by Ted Dansey

Nevile & co ‘Runners up’ – ‘Guardians of an Unknown Port’ by Chris Rowe


Highly Commended
Gillian Lodge – ‘We are Sailing’
Jane Flowers – ‘Passage’
Jennifer Viney – ‘West Swanston Dock’
Rodney Forbes – ‘Little Waterfront’

Bridgit Thomas  – ‘Ship Spotting’
Pat McKenzie – ‘55˚ S’
Robert J Williams – ‘Telegraph’



ASP Best in
Traditional Maritime Art Award

2017 Winner: ‘Another Cargo Loaded’ by Mary Hyde

Second Place: ‘Telegraph’ by Robert J Williams

Special Commendations:
Jennifer Viney – ‘West Swanston Dock’
Julie Cane – ‘Afternoon Stroll’
Louise Price – ‘Melbourne Bound’
Ted Dansey – ‘Workhorse on the Orwell’

DP World Emerging Artist Award

2017 Winner: ‘Self Portrait as the Blind Captain’ by Jamie Preisz

Special Commendations
Karen Bloomfield – ‘Scale’
Mark Cairns – ‘Sea wall #1’

Art prize sponsors

2016 Maritime Art Award Prize Winners

ANL Maritime Art Award Winner:

“The Voyagers Return”

by Barbara Tyson

Runner up: “Opportunity” by Jane Flowers



ASP Best in
Traditional Maritime Art Award

2016 Winner: “The Four Days Battle – 1666” by Julian Bruer

Equal Second Place: “Shanghai Shipping” by Don Braben & “She” by Joni Dennis

Special Commendations: “Making Way” by Maxwell Wilks & “Williamstown Docks – Arrangement in High-Vis” by Jason Roberts

Bendigo Wealth Emerging Artist Award

2016 Winner:
“Lost at Sea” by Catherine Stringer

Second Place:
“SCargo” by Belinda Eckermann

2015 Maritime Art Award Prize Winners


All of the artworks in this online gallery were selected for the 2015 ANL Maritime Art Awards and are available for purchase. Please note that purchasers are responsible for postage and handling costs which will be calculated individually.

If you would like to make a purchase or have a sales enquiry please contact:

All artwork sales go towards supporting the ongoing and important work of the Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

ANL Maritime Art Award
Winner for 2015

Richard Claremont
Dusk Port Kembla