ANNOUNCEMENT

/ Six finalist announced in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category.

/ Public voting opens for one of the six finalists to win the $3,000 Civic Choice Award 2020 – to visit the finalist’s websites click on each name listed opposite.

/ The winners of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020, the Rural & Regional Development Award 2020, the Professional Development Award 2020 (plus a $2,000 Qantas voucher) and the new GURNER™ Commission will be announced at 6pm on November 11 via a live broadcast from Deakin Edge at Melbourne’s Fed Square, with streaming options from this website.

/ A catalogue will be published on this website when the winners are announced on November 11.

/ Keep an eye on this website for updates — please refer to the Key Dates.

The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank our many partners and patrons who have continued their support following the COVID-19 outbreak. Because of their belief in and commitment to the arts, the annual Melbourne Prize is proceeding in 2020.

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category, which is open to artists from all career stages, has changed its focus this year to recognise and reward a Victorian sculptor for their existing body of work. The Prize takes into consideration the artist’s contribution to the practice of sculpture over their career, in particular in an urban context, and their current work in progress and planned work.

To relieve financial burden in 2020, finalists selected for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category will not be required to make an artwork for exhibition, as the public exhibition at Federation Square will not be part of this year’s program. A catalogue will be available on this website on November 11 to be released when the winners are announced.

The other categories offered this year include the $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award 2020, the $10,000 Professional Development Award 2020 (plus a $2,000 Qantas voucher), and the new GURNER™ Commission, valued at $10,000.

The annual Melbourne Prize is run by the Melbourne Prize Trust. For further information please click on the links below:

Click here for the 2005—2019 Melbourne Prize Alumni
Click here to visit annual Melbourne Prize
Click here to order The Magic Pudding miniature
Click here to donate to the annual Melbourne Prize

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The six finalists in the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category are listed below.

Click on each finalist to visit their website. To go to the voting form click the link below in PUBLIC VOTING OPEN.

Beth Arnold
Mikala Dwyer
Emily Floyd
Nicholas Mangan
Kathy Temin
Field Theory

The $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 will recognise and reward a Victorian sculptor for their existing body of work, their contribution to the practice of sculpture over their career, in particular in an urban context, and their current work in progress and planned work.

Keep an eye on this website for further information on the six finalists and refer to Key Dates for upcoming announcements.

/ The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank all entrants and nominators this year following a record number of entrants.

/ The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards has been able to proceed, following the COVID-19 outbreak, due to the support of our patrons and partners — thank you!

/ Thank you to the 2020 judges for their time and dedication.

Click here for the Media Release
Click here to see our 2020 Partners and Patrons
Click here to see the 2020 Judges

 

PUBLIC VOTING OPEN

Click here to cast your vote for one of the six finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 category to win the $3,000 Civic Choice Award 2020.

The winner of the Civic Choice Award 2020 will be announced on this website on November 13.

Key Dates

ENTRIES OPEN
22 June 2020 (completed)

ENTRIES CLOSE
27 July 2020 at 5pm (completed)

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED /
CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING OPENS

2 September 2020 (completed)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS IN ALL CATEGORIES
11 November 2020 at 6pm via a live broadcast from Deakin Edge, Fed Square, with streaming options from this website

CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 PUBLIC VOTING CLOSES

11 November 2020 at 5pm

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2020 WINNER 
13 November 2020

PARTNERS & PATRONS

Thank you to all our partners and patrons this year, whose generous support has made it possible to offer the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020 & Awards.