Call for Entries and Awards

We have a number of awards and call outs, providing artists with the opportunity to show their work at the Incinerator Gallery.

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Boadle Hall Community Gallery 2019


Call for Entries: 1 August - 31 August 2018

The Incinerator Gallery is calling for local and emerging artists, curators and community groups who have an interest in exhibiting their work in Boadle Hall Community Gallery in 2019.

The space is suited to all art forms and successful applicants will receive: 

Support in exhibition design and technical assistance 
Marketing support
Shared opening alongside other exhibitions

Applications close midnight, Friday 31 August. 

The Incinerator Gallery is creating new exhibition spaces throughout the City, including Crown Street stables, some library locations and Flemington Community Centre. Artists and community groups interested in exhibiting in these spaces in 2019 are encouraged to visit the Incinerator Gallery website and express their interest.

If you have any further questions, or want to see the space, contact the Incinerator Gallery on 8325 1750 or email

Fireworks: Art and Design 2019


Applications open Monday, 1 October and close Wednesday, 31 October, 2018.

Fireworks is our annual art and design exhibition and award for year 11 and 12 students who live , work or attend school in Moonee Valley.

Students are invited to enter their art and design works to be eligible to win prizes and have their work professionally displayed in the Gallery.

Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change 2018

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Applications are now closed. Shortlisted artists will be announced Tuesday, 31 July.

The Incinerator Art Award is our annual contemporary art award, open to all visual art forms, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000 including:

- First prize $10,000
- Second prize $3,000
- People’s Choice Award $1,000

The Incinerator Art Award pays homage to the legacy of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony who believed that art and architectural practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change.

The theme of the award is art for social change and is a showcase for artists who interrogate contemporary culture with practices that either overtly engage with activism or even operate in more subtle ways. The Gallery is seeking to attract submissions in a range of mediums.

The award will be judged by a panel of industry professionals including Max Delany, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer at ACCA.

Works will selected based on a demonstrated relationship to the themes of the award. 

Key dates
Shortlisted artists announced: Tuesday, 31 July
Opening night: Friday, 12 October, 6pm – 8pm 
Exhibition dates: 13 October – 25 November 

If you have further questions please contact the gallery on (03) 8325 1750 or at Please click here for opening hours to view the exhibition spaces.  

The Atrium 2019


Applications for the Atrium 2019 are now closed.

We received an overwhelming number of applications this year and will be reviewing them in coming weeks. Selected artist or curators will be contacted by a Gallery staff member in the coming months.

Thank you to everyone who applied. Our next call for entries will be for Boadle Hall Community Gallery, which open on Wednesday, 1 August and close Friday, 31 August 2018.

If you have any further questions or are interested in exhibiting your work within Moonee Valley throughout 2019, please contact the Incinerator Gallery on 8325 1750 or

2017 Incinerator Art Award

The 2017 Incinerator Art Award was judged by Anthony Fitzpatrick (Tarrawarra Museum of Art), Jacqueline Doughty (Ian Potter Museum of Art), and Pippa Milne (Centre for Contemporary Photography).   

Shortlisted artists:

Cigdem Aydemir, Hayley Millar-Baker, Sheena Colquhoun, Jacquelene Drinkall, Carly Fischer, Rew Hanks, Heather Hesterman, Alana Hunt, Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill, Thea Jones, Aaron Martin, Mohsen Meysami, Phuong Ngo, Becc Ország, Perdita Phillips, Jacob Raupach, Georgia Robenstone, Paul Trefry, Matthew Vaughan, Yandell Walton and Sharon West.


Winner $10,000 Boathouse Award:

Alana Hunt, Cups of nun chai, 2017, participatory memorial and media intervention involving tea, conversation, photography and text, dimensions variable



Winner $3,000 Incinerator Gallery Award

Heather Hesterman, LOSS/GAIN, 2017, plywood, stain, water-jet cutting, native plant stock,160 x 160 x 120 cm



Winner, $1,000 People's Choice Award

Paul Trefry, Homeless Still Human, 2015, mixed media, 140 x 150 x 140cm



The 2017 Incinerator Art Award was sponsored by The Boathouse.

Last updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:24 PM