Tom Malone Prize 2017

Tom Malone Prize

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to announce the continuation of the Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists. The Tom Malone Prize was initiated in 2003 by Governor of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, Elizabeth Malone and celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2017.

The Prize continues through the support of Foundation Benefactor, Sheryl Grimwood, and has also been increased from $12,000 to $15,000. As an acquisitive prize, the winning work becomes part of the State Art Collection where it will join works by previous winners: Nick Mount, Jessica Loughlin, Clare Belfrage, Benjamin Sewell, Kevin Gordon, Cobi Cockburn, Charles Butcher, Deirdre Feeney, Brian Corr, Tom Moore, Mel Douglas, Gabriella Bisetto and Marc Leib.

The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community and it has played an integral role in the Gallery's acquisition of works by Australia's most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium.

Entries for the 2018 Prize have closed.

The shortlisted works will be displayed at the Art Gallery of Western Australia 31 March - 28 May 2018.


WA Indigenous Art Awards 2015 AGWA installation

Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

The current cycle of awards has concluded and the Gallery is re-imagining the model.

Going triennial, the proposal is to build on the WAIAA’s unique and successful footprint, rebranded as a National Contemporary Indigenous Art Prize, expanding the opportunity to engage and ground it more fully within local Noongar art practice through an aligned Noongar Curatorial Traineeship program.

Launched in 2018 and presented in 2019 the triennial will following on from the major 2018 Desert River Sea Kimberley Then and Now exhibition becoming a key component of the Gallery’s Indigenous program.


These bi-annual awards (annual until 2011), and association exhibition of exceptional art, celebrate the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists make to Australian art, culture and society.

Founded in 2008, to showcase the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia, these national awards provide one of the richest Indigenous art prizes in the country.  Entry is open to all adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists currently living in Australia, working in any theme or media, including (but not restricted to) painting on bark, canvas and paper, prints, sculpture, fibre art, ceramics, glass, photography, and digital media.

The three non-acquisitive awards, totalling $65,000, are:

• Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000
• Western Australian Artist Award of $10,000
• People’s Choice Award of $5,000


Past Awards


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