Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

Medium / category: Textiles

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Wangaratta Art Gallery  

The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is a biennial acquisitive award & exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry. Established in 2009, the award is valued at $25,000. Inviting a multi-disciplinary range of nature-inspired Australian artists, the award celebrates connectivity with nature and raises awareness of the importance of conserving our precious, unique Australian environment. This open competition is judged by a panel of members of the Victorian art industry, including a member of WAMA’s Art Advisory Council.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Sepideh Farzam, Losing Eyes for Freedom

Winner: Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

The Different Award Categories

The award categories include the $15,000 major Acquisitive Prize, the three $2,500 non-acquisitive awards of excellence and the $2,500 non-acquisitive People’s Choice Award.

Information up to date from June 14 2023