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R & M McGivern Prize


The R & M McGivern Prize was established by the will of the late Muriel Evelyn McGivern and is a legacy of Muriel’s support of the arts in Maroondah. In accordance with her will, the acquisitive Prize is awarded by the Perpetual Trustee Company every three years for the painting that is the judged the most worthy by an expert panel of judges.

The prize is acquisitive and the winning art work becomes part of the Maroondah City Council Art Collection, contributing to Council’s aim of building a high quality collection of works for the people of the Maroondah  region to enjoy. 

Exhibition of 2019 prize

Held every three years, with a different theme each year, the 2019 prize called for artists across Australia to consider the impact of human habitation on the environment.

See more details on the 2019 R & M McGivern exhibition, shown at ArtSpace at Realm and Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, and it's associated events:

2019 R & M McGivern exhibition

Previous winners

The 2016 prize was awarded to Rose Nolan for her work Big Words - QUOTE/UNQUOTE.

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See previous winners and their artworks

About Muriel McGivern

Muriel McGivern passed away on 29 January 2000. McGivern lived a richly creative life, and the R & M McGivern Prize was borne from her desire to provide an art prize within her local Croydon community.

Muriel Evelyn McGivern (nee Britten) was born on Saturday 1 October 1904. She lived her entire life in what is now known as the City of Maroondah and is fondly remembered for her colourful writings, paintings of the Australian landscape, and dedicated local history publications. Muriel is also noted as the founder of the Croydon Historical Society and Museum in 1963.

Muriel McGivern
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