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 2024, TRAILS is exhibiting up to 50 selected works across two concurrent exhibitions. Up to 20 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 2.
Finalists will be determined by a TRAILS Selection Panel with the three major winners awarded by the judging panel. The final award will be decided by a People's Choice vote.
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.
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.
Each year TRAILS is made possible by the contributions and generous support of community leaders and local businesses.