Cup Weekend 4 – 7 November 2017.

Open to Adult Members and NextGen (under 19) Artists

Download the 2017 entry form here.

Adult Members : over $3000 in Prizes

  • First Prize $1000
  • Seven(7) $250 prizes awarded to the best artwork in each of the following categories. Oils/Acrylics, Watercolour, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Pastels, Other Media.
  • Two (2) $100 Highly Commended Awards
  • Two (2) $50 Commended Awards

NextGen (under 19) Artists : $1200 in Prizes

  • First Prize $500
  • $150 to the best artwork in each of these 3 ages groups: Under 19, Under 15 and Under 10
  • Two (2) $75 Encouragement Awards
  • Two (2) $50 Highly Commended Awards

Each year the Annual Art Exhibition is held over the 4 days of the Melbourne Cup Weekend. It is open from 10am –4pm from the Saturday to the Tuesday (inclusive). It is held at our Studio, corner Church and Anne Streets, Emerald (Melways reference Page 127 D4).

The exhibition is supported by the Shire of Cardinia and local businesses. In 2014 we introduced the “NextGen Awards”. This was specifically aimed at encouraging arts participation from aspiring young artists.

The winners are judged by a different artist of note each year.


All work in the “Adult” section is contributed by current Arts Society members. Most of the art exhibited is available for sale with a commission payable to the Arts Society.

The Annual exhibition is well attended by locals and art enthusiasts from greater Melbourne who come to purchase artworks.