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The MAMA Art Prize is a biennial acquisitive art prize for artists from across the Murray region . It is dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres.

The inaugural MAMA Art Prize is valued at over $15,000 shared between four awards:

  1. MAMA Art Prize Acquisitive Award ($3,000 cash plus $7,000 in catalogue and exhibition value)
  2. Susan Morehead Memorial Acquisition Award ($2,000 cash)
  3. Jennifer Bowskill Acquisition Award for Photography ($1,500 cash)
  4. MAMA Indigenous Acquisition Award ($1,500 cash)

How to Apply

To apply you will need to submit an online application , which must include:

  • Up to 3 images of unique artwork(s) for consideration by the selection panel, each accompanied by individual artwork statements (150 words)
  • Your artist practice statement (300 words)
  • Payment of a non-returnable entry fee of $20.00 (inc. GST).

For more details see Terms and Conditions

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the MAMA Curatorial and Exhibition Team on 02 6043 5808, 02 6043 5806 or

Key Dates

  • Friday 27 May - Applications close at 4.00pm
  • Week of 13 June - Applications assessed by judging panel
  • Week of 20 June - Applicants notified of judging panel outcome
  • Thursday 14 July to Sunday 21 August - Exhibition of shortlisted finalists

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