The Prize will be awarded to a Victorian sculptor to provide the winner with direct professional development opportunities to develop their practice.
Entrants must provide information on how the Prize funds will be used for a clearly defined initiative/s or project/s that will develop the entrant’s practice, building on their previous professional work.
Artists practicing in expanded fields of sculpture, including public installation, new media, performance, sound-based and socially engaged practice are welcome to apply. Application is encouraged from artists at all stages of their practice, including First Nations people and artists from all genders and cultural, linguistic and diverse backgrounds.
A resume outlining the entrant’s previous or current professional work and experience must be provided, along with images of previous, current or planned work.
Finalists will NOT be required, as part of the judging process, to submit a proposed or finished artwork for exhibition at Fed Square.
An augmented reality public exhibition will showcase each finalist and will be publicly available at Fed Square from November 1 to 15. During the digital exhibition, the $2,000 Civic Choice Award 2023 will be available for public voting.
The sum of $1,000 + a $1,000 Qantas voucher will be made available to the non-winning finalists, which is generously supported by Fed Square.
Click here to go to the Entry Form and Guidelines.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ENTER THIS PRIZE
ENTRY MATERIAL REQUIRED (please go to the Entry Form).
For assistance or information regarding entering the Prize, please call the Melbourne Prize Trust on (03) 9667 8199.
This Award will be given to a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2023 with the highest number of votes cast during the public voting period.
Voting for this Award will open at melbourneprize.org when the finalists are announced on September 5.
Voting will close at 5pm on November 15. The winner will be announced on this website on November 16.
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2020
Shared between the 6 finalists
Rural & Regional Development Award 2020
Professional Development Award 2020
Civic Choice Award 2020
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017
Electric Light (facts/figures/federation square)
Public Artwork Design Concept Award 2017
The Elocwean Rainbow
Professional Development Award 2017
Rural & Regional Development Award 2017
Civic Choice Award 2017
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014
15 locations / 15 minutes / 15 days
Rural & Regional Development Award 2014
Civic Choice Award 2014
Professional Development Award 2014
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011
A world, fully accessible by no living being
Professional Development Award 2011
Civic Choice Award 2011
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2008
maxims of behaviour
Professional Development Award 2008
Monument for the flooding of Royal Park
VicUrban Award 2008
Tritonic Jam Session
Civic Choice Award 2008
Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2005
Professional Development Award 2005
Fabrication Award 2005
Civic Choice Award 2005