2019 Art Prize Winners and Sponsors

Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) ‘Emerging Artist Award’ 

Raj Panda: Looking Back to Look Forward


Nevile & Co, Second Prize:

Barbara Tyson: Weight of Living

Judges Comment: ‘‘Weight of Living’ combines a modernist collage of nautical allusions with an inventive and almost shockingly bold composition.”


As always the jury were impressed with the high standard of entries in the ANL Maritime Art prize. The theme ‘the Relationship of Humanity to the Sea’  The winning works were incredibly creative in response to the Brief.

Congratulations to 2019 Maritime Art Prize Winner

Maria Kontis:Barely surviving and merely looking on 

Judges comment: “A deceptively humble, relaxed work with great pathos and ambition, but phrased in a unique artistic language. Using a virtuoso technique, it fulfills the brief of the prize admirably.”

ASP Shipping ‘Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award’ (Acquisitive)

Jenny Viney: Men at Work 

Judges Comment: “This painting explores the intimate connection between industry and shipping, reminding the viewer that many ports around Australia are located in remote places of great natural beauty.” 

VIVA Energy ‘People’s Choice Award’

Jenny Laidlaw: The Light Will Guide You Home

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.