Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Medium / category: Works on paper

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Banyule City Council

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to a contemporary work on paper. This is a national art prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection. Artworks may be in any medium where the final piece entered is made on or with paper, including, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, jewellery and artists books. The panel of judges for the award is comprised of three independent experts from the public art sector in Victoria. All entries are judged according to a set criteria: creative use of the medium and response to the exhibition theme, expression and technique and originality of artistic perception and mode of interpretation.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Phuong Ngo, IRL,

Award: Main Acquisitive Prize.

  • Eunice Napanangka Jack, Kuruyultu,

Award: Commendation Prize.

  • Kathy Fahey, Forest Edge.

Award: People’s Choice Award.

The Different Award Categories

The awards include the $10,000 Main Acquisitive Prize, the $1000 Commendation Prize and the $1000 People’s Choice Award, which is announced at the end of the exhibition period.

Information up to date from June 14 2023