CALL to ARTISTS : 2017 The Mission to Seafarers Victoria Annual Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition

Since 2002 the Mission to Seafarers Victoria maritime art prize has exhibited the work of over 800 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art award. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $175,000 and the organization has raised over $230,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria.

The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition, proudly supported by ANL promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art and assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade.

Global efforts to improve conditions for seafarers are constant, as has been the provision of welfare services by the MTSV since 1857 in the Port of Melbourne. The ANL Art Prize is an important event made possible with thanks to naming rights sponsor ANL, corporate sponsors, the contributing artists and the individuals who give their time and expertise to curate, judge and select the works.

All 2017 submissions will be able to be viewed in our online gallery and are available for purchase! Artists have generously submitted their artwork for sale and 33% of all proceeds raised will go towards the charitable work of the Mission to Seafarers.

The exhibition is open daily for public viewing from 6th – 27th October, 2017 at the historic seafarers’ centre at 717 Flinders Street, Docklands,, Melbourne , Australia, from 12 noon – 6pm.

Entry with a gold coin donation.

Entries open on the 1st of April and close on the 27th of August, 2017. Click here for the entry form or download a hard copy here.

Email for further information.

  • Please note: Shipping responsibility and costs both ways are on the artist if the artwork is selected to be exhibited.