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AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria Heartlands Refugee Art Prize



The AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria Heartlands Refugee Art Prize is calling for paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media works by refugees who have arrived in Australia since 1970.  The prize is open to artists in all states.

The prize is in its four year and has the new theme –  ‘I wish to see…’  – which invites refugee artists to reflect on what they would like to see in the world.

Adam Baxter from AMES said the prize was an important way to showcase the talents, artistic skills and creativity of refugee artists and open up pathways for artists to develop their careers. It celebrates the skills, talents and creativity that refugees bring to Australia and the social and cultural contributions they provide to our community.

Winners will be announced at the exhibition launch on Thursday, 20 June 2013.


Shortlisted and winning works will be showcased at:


NSW refugee artists are encouraged to apply.



Winners announced: 20 June 2013


Twitter: @heartlandsprize

Entries close: Friday 10 May 2013

Tel: 03 9188 3681

Web: visit here



Image credit: 2012 Winner Minela Krupic (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Kolekcija, Etching,