The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. This is a prestigious national art prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.
The theme for the 2023 is Nhalinggu Bagung, meaning come gather in the Woiwurrung language.
On 5 December 2022, we adopted the Uluru Statement from the Heart and have committed to taking practical action for a better future and reconciled Australia.
The 2023 theme recognises that Reconciliation requires all of us to come together and do our part to build a future for all Australians.
We invite entries from all Australian artists to show us what Reconciliation looks like from your individual perspective and lived experience through artistic response.
- First Nations artists, share your culture and story with us and show us the way forward.
- Non-Indigenous artists, show us how you would take part in Reconciliation, or what Reconciliation means to you.
Entries will be closely monitored for cultural appropriation. Non-Indigenous artists, if you are unsure if your artwork or idea is appropriate, please do contact us to discuss.
Prizes and dates
- Main Acquisitive Prize: $10,000
- Commendation Prize: $1000
- People’s Choice Award (voted by public, announced at the end of the exhibition period): $1000
Entries open on 1 May and close at 11.59pm 14 July 2023. No late entries will be accepted.