Artists and designers are agents of change, often taking the lead in responding to environmental or societal challenges. The Environmental art and design prize brings together a dynamic community of artists, designers and audiences who care deeply about our future.  

Each year, we invite audiences to explore the diverse ways artists and designers Australia-wide have interpreted our unique Australian landscape, responded to our climate emergency and advocated for our planet through their creative practices.

The Prize categories are:

  • Ceramics & small sculpture
  • Film & video
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Painting & mixed media
  • Works on paper & photography
  • Wearable design
  • Functional design
  • Young artists and designers 7-12 years and 13 - 18 years. 

Winners from each category are awarded by an expert panel of judges.

2022 Prize

In 2022, the Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition displayed works by 212 finalists across nine categories, shining a light on renewal, ...

Matthew Harkness, Bioplastic waste dustpan and brush, 2021, PLA (polylactic acid) waste plastic

2021 Prize

In 2021, the inaugural Environmental Art & Design Prize exhibition displayed works by over 220 finalists across nine categories.

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