The Mission to Seafarers 2021 Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition is an international competition that has been hosted at the heritage-listed Mission building in Melbourne’s Docklands for nineteen years.   

A major fundraising initiative of the Mission to Seafarers, it is only possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors who provide the prize money and other in-kind contributions. The artists, many of whom support the exhibition with entries every year, also pay an entrance fee and a 33% commission on all works that are sold.  

The online exhibition bring together the exhibiting maritime artists, award sponsors, representatives from the shipping industry, art buyers, philanthropists and other Mission to Seafarers supporters, all with the common purpose of celebrating the winners and recognising the purpose of the Mission in its support of seafarers’ welfare.  This years opening night is held online on the 14th of October at 6pm. 


$10,000 – MSC – ‘Maritime Art Award’

$2,000 – Neville & Co. ‘Runner-Up Award’

$5,000 – Port Phillip Sea Pilots  – ‘Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award’

$1,000 – Gulf Agency – ‘Emerging Artist Award’

$2,000 – Victorian Container Terminals ‘People’s Choice Award’ – Please vote


Visit Us 

717 Flinders St

Docklands, VIC  3008

Open Hours

Everyday : 10am – 8pm

Subject to Covid restrictions
No art is on display