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 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.

The prize is acquisitive and the winning art work becomes the property 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.

A different theme is selected for each year that the Prize is held, with the most recent in 2019 being Anthropocene.

2019 winners

R & M McGivern prize winner 2019

The most recent winner was awarded in 2019 to Nadine Christensen for her work Hang in there .  

R & M McGivern People's Choice 2019

Dale Cox is the winner of the $1,000 R & M McGivern People's Choice Prize for his hauntingly prophetic work, 'Untitled' (2019) 

Previous winners

See the past winners of the McGiven Prize:

Previous winners

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.