Don Macfarlane Prize

Medium / category: All mediums

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Macfarlane Fund

The first initiative to be launched by the Macfarlane Fund was the Don Macfarlane Prize, a $50,000 award to be given annually to a senior Australian artist, in recognition of their unwavering, agenda-setting arts practice, ongoing cultural contribution and leadership, and commitment to mentorship. The Macfarlane Fund was established to honour the life of the Melbourne businessman Donald (Don) Macfarlane who, throughout his life, facilitated the arts.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Susan Norrie

Winner: Don Macfarlane Prize

Information up to date from June 14 2023