Winners of the Victorian Craft Awards announced


Congratulations the artists and makers who have each won in the Victorian Craft Awards.

Awarded every two years, the Victorian Craft Awards covers categories from jewellery to design to ceramics to emerging talent. The winners for each 2022 award are (with images above):

The Lynne Kosky Award for Contemporary Jewellery
Awarded to Blanche Tilden
Through the Lens series, 2021

The Excellence Award
Awarded to Damien Wright and Bonhula Yunupingu
Rom’mirri (Keeper of the Law), 2021

Jewellery Encouragement Award
Awarded to Jo Hawley
Home I, II and III, 2021

The Jardan Craft Award
Awarded to Jessie French
Bioplastic algae series, 2021

The Ceramics Award
Awarded to Prue Venables
Stemmed Bowl and Sieve, 2021

Encouragement Award
Awarded to Beverley Meldrum
Kelp necklace, 2020

Established in 2015 and now in its fourth iteration, the Victorian Craft Awards is Australia’s only awards event solely dedicated to craft and design. This year’s awards were initially postponed from September 2021 due to ongoing lockdowns, and features 59 finalists from a variety of disciplines, including Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner, Alexsandra Pontonio, Ana Petidis, Anke Kindle, Australian Tapestry Workshop & Troy Emery, Beverley Meldrum, Blanche Tilden, Cara Johnson, Damien Wright & Bonhula Yunupingu, Darren Healey, Ema Shin, Jessie French, Lee Darroch, Lindy McSwan, Lisa Waup, Liv Boyle, Louise Meuwissen & Ebony Russell, Sophia Cai, Thomas Lentini, among many others.

The winning works, alongside all 59 finalist works, will be showing at Craft Victoria until 21 May.

Victorian Craft Awards
Craft Victoria
5 April—21 May

News Words by Art Guide Australia