VMIAC Art Competition 2023

We invite artists of all backgrounds to participate in this opportunity to express their world and their perspective through art.


The theme for this competition is ‘My World’ – the theme is open to your interpretation and artistic liberty. Your artwork can be as playful or creative as you like. It can be abstract, figurative or realistic, in whatever medium you prefer. Some ideas that might help you get started or inspired about what makes up ‘your world’:

  • Your lived and living experience
  • Your personal experience, perspectives, and identity
  • Culture and diversity
  • The world you have come from or the world you are building
  • The journey you are on or have been on
  • Your ideal world or the world you would like to live in
  • What makes your world safe, comfortable or connected (people, pets, places or things).


To enter the competition, you must:

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Live in Australia
  • Identify as having a lived or living experience of mental health challenges, trauma or emotional distress and/or identify as having accessed mental health or related services to support your wellbeing.

Important dates

October 1st – submissions open.

October 31st – submissions close.

First two weeks of November – judging.

November 30th – winners notified.

December – May (approximately) – artwork displayed in our online gallery.

More information

You can find more information in our Expression of Interest pack below.

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