2020 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition
Theme: The Relationship of Humanity to the Sea
The Mission to Seafarers 2020 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for eighteen years.
A major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers, it is only possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors who provide the prize money and other in-kind contributions. The artists, many of whom support the exhibition with entries every year, also pay an entrance fee and a 33% commission on all works that are sold.
The Opening Night brought together the exhibiting maritime artists, award sponsors, representatives from the shipping industry, art buyers, philanthropists and other Mission to Seafarers supporters, all with the common purpose of celebrating the winners and recognising the purpose of the Mission in its support of seafarers’ welfare. This years opening night was held online on the 15th of October.
To view the Awards announcements opening night click here.
The winners of the 2020 Maritime Art Prize have been announced!
Maritime Art Award 2020 – $10,000
Rodney Forbes ‘A submariner dreams of home.’
‘Gulf Agency’ Best Traditional Maritime Art Award – $5,000
John Woodland ‘Tooronga and Changte’
‘Nevile & Co’ Runners Up Award – $2,000
Orlando Durades Valdor ‘Get lost to find yourself’
Mark Seabrook ‘The Catch (1938)’
Emerging Artist Award – $1,000
Benedict Sibley ‘All Men will be Sailors’
VICT People’s Choice awarded to Amber Simon – Burnie Locals.
Link to Gallery to view the Award winning artworks where all works are available for sale.