Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Amala Groom (Moonee Valley Mayoral Award winner) on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by megan evens on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Xanthe Dobbie (Incinerator Art Award winner) on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Linda Studena (People's Choice Award winner) on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Isabella Hone-Saunders and Patrick McDavitt on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Nina Sanadze on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Miream Salameh on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
Incinerator Art Award 2023, installation view of artwork by Scotty So on opening night. Photography by Kenneth Suico.
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Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change

21 September 2024 - 24 November 2024

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The Incinerator Art Award is the annual premier art award for the City of Moonee Valley. This event represents a pinnacle in our exhibition schedule, dedicated to fostering positive social change within the local community and across Australia.
The Incinerator Art Award offers three prestigious awards, including the $10,000 Incinerator Art Award, the $1,000 Moonee Valley Mayoral Award and the $1,000 People's Choice Award.
Call for applications open 1—30 April.

Announced TBC

Friday, 20 September, 6-8pm

The opening night, with speeches, award presentation, and a Welcome to Country, will be held at Incinerator Gallery.

More information coming soon.

Bec Cole 

Bec Cole is a champion of creating access to contemporary art and performance for everyone. She is the Executive Director & Co-CEO of Footscray Community Arts, a place dedicated to the elevation of community engaged contemporary art practice in Melbourne’s West. 

Bec has worked extensively in local government across leadership, strategic and creative programming roles, spanning public art, galleries, performing arts, creative industry development, major events and activity centre settings.  

Bec was instrumental in establishing Wyndham Art Gallery in 2010 and was the Director of Latrobe Regional Gallery from 2020-2022. She also led the establishment of Gippsland Performing Arts Centre which opened in March 2022.  

She is currently the Chair of NETS Victoria and a board member of Next Wave and RANT Arts (Tasmania).  

Bec is proudly palawa. 

 

Nikki Lam 

Nikki Lam is an artist-curator and filmmaker based in Narrm/Melbourne. Working primarily with moving images and text, her work explores memory through contemplation on time, space and impermanence. Nikki is interested in the complexity of migratory expressions: its tensions, fragmentation, poetic threads of personal and collective histories. Nikki’s work has been shown widely across Australia and internationally, including most recently as part of Primavera: Australian Young Artists 2023 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. With an expanded practice, Nikki is currently co-director of Hyphenated Projects and Biennial. She’s a current PhD (Art) candidate at RMIT University.

 

Sebastian Henry-Jones 

Sebastian Henry-Jones’ curatorial approach is led by an interest in DIY thinking, and situated in the context provided by the gentrification of Sydney and Melbourne’s cultural landscapes. Seb is the Curator at West Space, Melbourne, and was previously Curatorial Assistant for the 22nd and 23rd editions of the Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN and Rivus.