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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Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change 2018

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Applications are now open and close 5pm, 31 May 2018.

Submit your Incinerator Art Award entry here.

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
Entries open: Monday, 16 April
Entries close: Thursday, 31 May at 5pm
Shortlisted artists announced: Friday, 31 August 
Opening night: Friday, 12 October, 6pm – 8pm 
Exhibition dates: 13 October – 25 November

How to enter
Please read the terms and conditions before applying.
Entries are available via our online form. Please click here to enter.
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 Space 2019


Applications open Monday, 4 June and close Friday, 29 June, 2018.

The Atrium is suited to experience artists who work in sculptural and spatial practices.

New works designed specifically for the site are encouraged.

There is no charge to exhibit in the Atrium and selected artists will be provided with a $1,000 artist fee.

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

Boadle Hall Community Gallery 2019


Applications open Wednesday, 1 August and close Friday, 31 August, 2018.

Boadle Hall Community Gallery is suited to developing artists and community groups who would like to exhibit two or three dimensional works.

Artists, curators and groups who have a local connection are ancouraged to apply for this space.

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.


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: Monday, 23 April 2018, 10:17 AM