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The Warrnibald Prize 2022

Warrnambool Art Gallery

The Warrnibald Prize 2022

Saturday, 23 July 2022 to Sunday, 4 September 2022

WAG and WDEA Works invite entries to The Warrnibald Prize 2022. The Warrnibald Prize is a non-acquisitive open-entry portraiture exhibition and art prize. All entries are eligible for first and second prizes selected by a panel of art experts as well as The Peoples’ Choice Award (The Archibool Prize) first and second prizes selected by public vote. Portrait subjects are those who are currently, or have previously, made significant contributions to culture, art, volunteering, business, sport, politics, education or health in South West Victoria or have represented our region by contributing in these areas in Australia or overseas.

The Warrnibald Prize 2022
The Warrnibald Prize was established as a way of recognising both the skills of our many local artists and provide a platform to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fabric of South West Victorian communities. Now in its 5th year at WAG, the exhibition and art prize continues to foster community spirit and celebrate those who contribute to our rich and diverse community.

Warrnambool has a strong connection to The Archibald Prize which was established by Jules François Archibald (JF) and first awarded in 1921. JF’s father, Joseph Archibald was sergeant of police in Warrnambool and described as ‘enlightened, sober and sceptical’, founded the Warrnambool Art Gallery in 1886. As with its inspiration, The Warrnibald Prize fosters portraiture as well as supporting artists and perpetuating the memory of great local identities.

The WDEA ArtLink Program
The Warrnibald Prize provides WDEA Works with vital funding to support the continued operation of the ArtLink Program. 100% of entry fees and 50% of artwork sales go directly to WDEA Works to keep the program open.

WDEA Works is a community focused not-for-profit organisation offering Disability Employment Services (DES), jobactive programmes, Training (RTO), Social Enterprises, NDIS programs and activities.

The ArtLink program operates to support people with a disability to express their artistic flair in a way they enjoy, and to produce works they have full ownership of. ArtLink operates at 11 Albert St, Warrnambool on Mondays and Tuesdays amongst many other activities in a vibrant space created by the artists who participate in it. Visitors are welcome and volunteers are encouraged to assist the artists to achieve their artistic goals.

To find out more about ArtLink and WDEA Works Social Enterprise or to enquire about volunteering, please get in contact with WDEA Works Social Enterprise on (03) 5564 5200 or enterprises@wdeaworks.org.au

The Warrnibald Prize (Judges Selection): First Prize $2000,

The Warrnibald Prize (Judges Selection): Second Prize $500

The Archibool Prize (People’s Choice Award): First Prize $2000

The Archibool Prize (People’s Choice Award): Second Prize $500

How to enter The Warrnibald Prize 2022
To enter, submit your portrait entry according to the Terms and Conditions along with the Entry Form to the Warrnambool Art Gallery during one of the set delivery dates and times across 8 + 9 July. Entry fees must be paid in full at the time of delivery.

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Have a question? See the Frequently Asked Questions section of the entry pack for more information, or contact the Warrnambool Art Gallery gallery@warrnambool.vic.gov.au, (03) 5559 4949.

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