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 ANL Maritime Art Exhibition will be open from 4th – 20th October, 2019 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.


The jury were impressed with the high standard of entries in the 2018 ANL Maritime Art prize. The theme ‘the Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’ attracted a diverse response of work ranging from traditional to contemporary mixed media. The winning works resonate with an outstanding level of creativity in response to the Brief. They were evocative, and showed a great deal of ideation and originality.

Congratulations to 2018 Maritime Art Prize Winner, Joni Dennis, for her multi-media work, ‘Aye Aye Captain’

Judges comments: “The winning work is a multi-faceted portrayal and celebration of ambitious female sea captains of container ships who  travel the world.”

Nevile & Co, Second Prize: Awarded to Robert J Williams for ‘Rust in Peace’

Judges comments: “A fresh take on portrayal of the iconic HMAS Cerberus wreck. A softly nuanced, big impact painting with a restrained colour palette.”

2018 ASP, Best Traditional Award: David Rowe, ‘The Naval Mechanic’

Judges comments: “A highly skilled and executed environmental portraiture of a Naval mechanic in the belly of a ship, rich in its tonality and depth.”


2018 DP World Australia, Emerging Artist Award: Ben Tankard, ‘Unpopular Penguin 286’

Judges comments: “… a layered narrative, with intriguing references to man’s relationship to the sea. We felt it was a highly innovative response to the Brief”

Congratulations to our TWO People’s Choice Award Winners!

The Prize was tied this year, between Jenny Laidlaw for ‘Breaker at the Stern’ (pictured left), and Donna Gibb, for ‘The Spirit of the Sea’ (pictured right). The artists and MTSV thank the People’s Choice sponsor, VIVA Energy Australia, for supporting the Maritime Art Prize.

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