Friday, November 11, 2011

R & M McGivern Art Prize - Promoting artistic excellence

The R & M McGivern Prize is a prestigious art award that promotes artistic excellence in watercolour, oil and acrylic painting.

The award was established through the will of the late Muriel Evelyn McGivern who passed away on 29 January, 2000. The award is in memory of herself and her husband, the late Reginald McGivern.

The prize is awarded every three years from the date of Mrs McGivern's death. It was first awarded in 2003.

Each year a different theme is selected, the 2012 theme is Uncertainty.The winning artwork becomes an acquisition piece which remains the property of the City of Maroondah for the purpose of the exhibition.

Applications for 2012 have now opened. Should you be interesting in applying or would like to find out more information please visit

The 2012 award is valued at $25,000.

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