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R & M McGivern Prize

The R & M McGivern Prize is a prestigious acquisitive award that promotes artistic excellence in watercolour, oil and acrylic painting. It is also an opportunity for Maroondah City Council to acquire the winning artwork and continue to build a quality art collection for the Maroondah community.

The next R & M McGivern Prize will be in 2016.The R & M McGivern Prize

Entry information and past winners

Further information about the R & M McGivern Prize is available on our Arts in Maroondah web site. For any queries regarding the prize, please contact Maroondah Art Gallery on (03) 9298 4538.

History of the prize

The late Muriel Evelyn McGivern died on 29 January 2000. One of the components of Muriel's will was the creation of the R & M McGivern Croydon Arts Trust, to be administered by Perpetual as Trustee.

A proportion of Muriel's Estate has been invested by Perpetual as Trustee for the purpose of organising an art competition every three years from the date of Mrs McGivern's death (the first event was scheduled in 2003) of oil and watercolour paintings for the R & M McGivern Prize.

The winning artwork for the major R & M McGivern Award is an acquisition piece and remains the property of Maroondah City Council for the purpose of exhibition within the region for the benefit, education and enjoyment of the citizens of the City of Maroondah.

Perpetual as trustee

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