The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award was established by Manningham Council in 2009 to support Victorian studio ceramics and acknowledge the special place that ceramics has in the Manningham region.

The biennial acquisitive award and accompanying exhibition celebrates the best in contemporary Victorian ceramic art practice from across the state. Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout the municipality, as well as regularly featuring in Manningham Art Gallery exhibitions.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017

View all this year's finalists or download the Icon for application/pdf 2017 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award Catalogue (1.55 MB)

Winner of the $10,000 Major Award

David Ray - WILD

Merit Award Acquisitions

Tim Clarkson - Washed Away
Magdalena Dmowska - Still Life
Bridget Foley - Shifting Sands
Eva Glac - Corymbia Pectus

Honourable Mentions

Titania Henderson
Kirk Winter
Dean Smith
Lesley Walsh
Jane Sawyer
Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano
Robert Barron
Vipoo Srivilasa
Phil Elson
Tina Lee

The 2017 award was judged by Janet DeBoos, ceramic artist and Emeritus Professor at the ANU School of Art.

Past Winners and Acquisitions

The Manningham Art Collection includes almost thirty ceramic artworks acquired through the Award since 2009, representing some of the best contemporary ceramic work in Victoria. View a full list of past winners and acquisitions.