Sculpture Prize

South West Vic

April 1 - May 1

To Laugh, JoJo Spook
JItta Jitta Nest, Deborah Saunders
Home Sweet - no sugar added, Sandra Winkworth
Goddess of Earth, Asadeh Uta

The TRAILS Sculpture Prize is a public art initiative in Portland, Victoria, open to all artists, established and emerging, with prizes totalling $10,000.

In its 3rd year, TRAILS is exhibiting even more works across two concurrent exhibitions. Up to 30 finalists will be showcased throughout the retail hub of Portland's CBD, and an additional 30 small scale works will be exhibited in a single gallery space.

Entries for this year closed on February 13.


Finalists will be determined by a Trails Selection Panel with the three major winners awarded by Principal Judge Ian Tully. The final award will be decided by a People's Choice vote.

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Within the exhibition trail a pop-up studio will house a practising artist and free hands-on workshops.

Witnessing the progressive development of an artwork and the various techniques and equipment used by the artist, at each stage, offers a unique opportunity.

TRAILS visitors will also have the opportunity to win a selection of prizes by exploring the exhibition trail.

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The TRAILS exhibition, has featured a range of national artists and a diversity of media from cast bronze to cardboard. A wide variety of styles and sizes makes for a trail which has something for everyone.

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Each year TRAILS is made possible by the contributions and generous support of community leaders and local businesses.

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South West Vic

Known for its exquisite beaches, heritage buildings and deep water port, Portland offers a lifestyle influenced by nature, culture, and relaxation.

Art is rapidly becoming a feature of the city with regular community collaborations, a mystery sculptor and a retail & gallery hub featuring an array of local talent.

Held on the lands of the Gunditjmara people, we wish to acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.