Arts Project Australia artists Chris O’Brien, Malcolm Sturrock and Steven Perrette have been selected in the 2020 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition.
The 2020 Mission to Seafarers revolves around the relationship of humanity to the sea. While the international competition has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for eighteen years, this year the opening night will be hosted online on 15 October at 6pm and will bring together the exhibiting maritime artists, award sponsors, representatives from the shipping industry, art buyers, philanthropists and other Mission to Seafarers supporters, all with the common purpose of celebrating the winners and recognising the purpose of the Mission in its support of seafarers’ welfare.
A major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers, it is only possible thanks to the generosity of sponsors who provide the prize money and other in-kind contributions. The artists, many of whom support the exhibition with entries every year, also pay an entrance fee and a 33% commission on all works that are sold.
$10,000 ‘Maritime Art Award’
$5,000 ‘Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award’ – Gulf Agency
$1,000 ‘Emerging Artist Award’
$2,000 ‘People’s Choice Award’ – Victorian Container Terminals
$2,000 ‘Runner-Up Award’ – Neville & Co.