Sculpture Prize

South West Vic

April 3 - May 1

The 2022 TRAILS Sculpture Prize is a public art initiative in Portland, Victoria, open to local regional and national artists with prizes totalling $10,000.

View 2022 Finalists


TRAILS second annual Sculpture Prize aims at showcasing artists via an event that engages with the broader community to support health and wellbeing.

An exhibition of the work of 30 finalists weaves its way through the retail hub of Portland's CBD forming the centrepiece of a broader Arts April concept within the Glenelg Shire.


A team of three judges from a range of art contexts will determine the two major award winners while the third will be decided by a People's Choice vote.

Open to all contemporary disciplines, a diverse judging panel ensures thorough analysis and consideration of all works.


Pop-Up Studio

Within the exhibition trail a pop-up studio will house a practising sculptor 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.


2022 Finalists

The TRAILS exhibition features finalists from VIC, NSW and SA. Diversity of media from cast bronze to cardboard and a wide variety of styles and sizes makes for a trail which has something for everyone.

View 2022 Finalists


TRAILS is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

Committe for Portland Logo
Alliance Bank
Pacific Hydro
Clock by the Bay
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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.