Your Art Collection Awards and Exhibition

The Your Art Collection acquisitive art award program has run since 1994. The format brings benefits to the artists, including an exhibition opportunity and prize money. An independent judging panel of curators and artists will select the winning piece which will then become part of council's art collection.

To be part of the Bass Coast Your Art Collection exhibition you will need to win a Your Art Collection award from one of the following registered, local art show:

  • Artists' Society of Phillip Island, Melbourne Cup weekend Exhibition, Cowes 2018
  • Inverloch Art Show, Labour Day weekend, Inverloch 2018
  • Bass Coast Artists' Society Easter Exhibition, Wonthaggi 2018
  • Corinella and District Community Centre Traditional Art Show, Queens Birthday weekend, Corinella 201

One artist has been selected from each show and invited to exhibit at Your Art Collection Exhibition, in September. 

Each artist receives $1000 prize money for each award won.

At the Exhibition, one piece will be chosen for Council's Art Collection and the artist will receive a further $5000.

If you are a community group running an art show, you can register for the award.

To be involved please contact these Art Show organisers (PDF 272kb)

Your Art Collection 2018

The 2018 Your Art Collection includes four well known local artists:

  • Ken Griffiths - winner of the Bass Coast Artists' Society Exhibition
  • Mandy Gunn - winner of the Inverloch Art Show
  • Adrian Johnson - winner of the Corinella and District Community Centre Traditional Art Show Award
  • Karin Murphy-Ellis - winner of the Artists' Society of Phillip Island Cup Weekend Exhibition

Judging this years awards are:

  • Colin Suggett
  • Kate Zizys
  • Robert Smith

The Your Art Collection Awards will be awarded on Saturday 8 September and the exhibition is open daily at the Inverloch Community Hub from Sunday 9 September to Saturday 29 September.

Artists are encouraged to enter one of these local art shows and be in the running for the YAC award.
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