Incinerator Art Award 2021: Art for Social Change

13 August 2021 - 31 October 2021

Incinerator Art Award (IAA) is Incinerator Gallery’s annual art award and exhibition. Established in 2015, IAA celebrates contemporary arts practices that are socially engaged, environmentally aware, and seek to enrich community through dynamic, creative practice.

This nationally recognised award demonstrates the value and virtue art delivers to a contemporary Australian audience, underpinning Incinerator Gallery as a vital space for pluralistic, poetic and political discourse.

IAA is an inclusive and diverse exhibition that celebrates the vibrancy of community within and beyond Moonee Valley. In 2021, IAA will continue to present critical, ambitious and experimental practices, and will offer an engaged and educative program encompassing visual art, film, performance, writing, architecture and design. 

IAA pays homage to Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony—the progressive architects who collaboratively designed the Essendon Incinerator in 1929-30—who believed that art and architecture are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change.

Image credit: Incinerator Art Award 2019, installation view: Aidan Calabria, The Embrace 2017, soft toy sculpture, fabric, thread, polyester stuffing.

Image credit: Incinerator Art Award 2019, installation view: Aidan Calabria, The Embrace 2017, soft toy sculpture, fabric, thread, polyester stuffing.

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Incinerator Art Award 2019 installation view Aidan Calabria The Embrace 2017 soft toy sculpture fabric thread polyester stuffing.