The Banyule Award for Works on Paper – open to all artists in Australia – is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. It is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.
The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper and this award capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further.
The theme for the 2019 Banyule Award for Works on Paper is ‘Threshold’.
The world stands at the threshold of change – for better or worse, it’s up to us.
The theme for the award this year calls on artists to submit artworks that express, explore, advocate, or address current social, cultural, political or environmental issues.