School of Art Graduate Exhibition Awards


These awards are given at the end of year annually, and announced at the School of Art Graduate Exhibition Awards event.  They are awarded on the basis of student performance during the year. These awards may be combined or awarded separately at the discretion of Head of Art.  The list of awards will be updated for the 2017 offers in mid November, 2017.

Timing of award

Semester 2 after results, announced at Art Graduate Exhibition Awards event.

Frequency of award


Awards and values (indicative and subject to change annually according to donations received)

Award Name                                                      Discipline                                     Value of Award

  • David Fell Photography Award          Photography – UG and Hon                          $500
  • Dr David Rosenthal Award                  Photography - UG and Hon                          $500
  • Evans Family Award for Photography  Photography - UG and Hon                      $2,000
  • Fiona Myer Award                                    UG or Hon                               5 x $1,000 awards
  • Garry Grossbard Drawing Prize        Drawing and Printmedia - UG and Hon      $600
  • Irene Sutton Award                                  Drawing and Printmedia - UG and Hon      $500
  • VCA Emerging Artist Prize                  UG or Hon         Exhibition at Sutton Projects Space (2017)
  • Joel Gallery Emerging Artist Award      UG or Hon                                               $1,000
  • Lionel Gell Foundation Award           Drawing and Printmedia - UG and Hon      $500
  • Lowensteins Arts Management Prize    UG or Hon                                               $500
  • Majlis Encouragement Awards                 UG or Hon                                              $10,000
  • National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Awards  UG or Hon   multiple awards- total value $15,000
  • Perrin Sculpture Foundry Award      Sculpture and Spatial Practice - UG and Hon      $500
  • Rodger Davies Award                                    UG or Hon                                        $1,000
  • Rosemary Ricker Award                              Painting                                              $1,000
  • The Plumm Wine Glass Award                UG or Hon                                        $1,000
  • William Ballantyne Memorial Award   UG or Hon                                            $1,500
  • Harridge Family Art Encouragement Award   Drawing and Printmedia - UG and Hon   $750
  • Ursula Hoff Institute Inc Printmaking Award  Drawing and Printmedia - UG and Hon   $1,000
  • The Stoner Award            Sculpture & Spatial Practice – UG and Hon: to a “maker” using material base & showing manipulative skill                                                                 $1,000
  • Tolarno Hotel VCA Annual Art Award   Painting – UG or Hon                                 $1,000
  • Stella Dilger Art Award                                  Painting – UG or Hon                            $,1000

How to apply

Applications are not required. Nominations are made by the Head of discipline in consultation with academic staff. The Dean will approve the recipients.