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.


Please contact Sue Dight to discuss your involvement on
+613 9629 7083 or artprize@missiontoseafarers.com.au


The Mission to Seafarers Victoria invites artists to enter the ANL Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition with the goal of promoting maritime and seafaring subjects in art.  Artists working in painting, drawing, collage and mixed media* are invited to enter works exploring the theme of the relationship of humanity to the sea. Entries are open internationally to artists both emerging and established. 

The ANL Maritime Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the experience of 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of trade to Australia.  The Maritime Art Prize is our major fundraising event at MtSV, contributing to the provision of welfare services to seafarers. The Mission to Seafarers has operated since 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The Maritime Art Prize is 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.

Now in its 16th year, the exhibition has showcased the work of over 700 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art prize. Our total prize pool is valued at $26,000 this year. 

*Photography, printmaking and digital media are not accepted in this award.

Awards and Prizes

Prizes include:

$15,000 –  ANL ‘Maritime Art Award’ (Acquisitive) 

$5,000   –  ASP ‘Best Traditional Maritime Art Award’ (Acquisitive) 

$2,000   –  DP World ‘Emerging Artist Award’  

$2,000   –  VIVA Energy ‘People’s Choice Award’   

$2,000   –  Nevile & Co ‘Runners up Award’  

Other commendations in each category may be announced but will not receive a prize 

The ANL Maritime Art Exhibition is open from 5th – 26th October, 2018 at the beautiful Heritage listed Mission to Seafarers building at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands from 10am – 10pm, daily.   

Entry by gold coin donation includes a catalogue of the show.

Mission to Seafarers is open to the public 365 days a year. We are fully licensed and serve tea and coffee. Visitors are encouraged to stay a while and enjoy our lounge, garden and courtyard, play a game of pool, and look around our unique facility that is a heritage jewel in the contemporary crown of Docklands development.

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: artprize@missiontoseafarers.com.au

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

We are proud to acknowledge the Indigenous people of the Kulin Nations, the traditional owners and custodians of the land. We acknowledge and respect Elders, past and present.

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