Known for attracting a depth of artistic talent from around Australia, the Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize has received a record number of over 500 entries for 2021. Thank you to all artists, businesses and volunteers who make this event possible.

Book tickets to attend this event 

Opening night (Friday 5 March) bookings are now closed – tickets for this this event  are sold out. 

Book tickets to attend this event and come and see all wonderful entries from March 6th – 14th 2021.
Please register your attendance via Try Booking.

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COVIDSafe Event

*Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize 2021 is registered as a COVIDSafe event, undertaking COVIDSafe measures in line with government public health directions.

Please see our COVIDSafe event checklist here.


About the art prize

2021 will be the 4th Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize. Following success from previous years, we are retaining our Youth Award, for artists up to 18 years of age. Artworks entered into the prize will also be available for sale.

2021 prize judge

The 2021 prize will be judged by the talented and renowned Wangaratta local, Dianne Mangan.

Dianne has had a lifelong love of art, expressed through both being a maker and working in the art world and is currently the gallery director at  Off Centre Gallery +Studio. Prior to this Dianne was Gallery Director at the Wangaratta Art Gallery for over 18 years.

About the prize categories

In 2021 prize categories are:

PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA – 2 X $1,000 prizes

PHOTOGRAPHY – $500 Landscape prize and a $500 Creative prize

WORK ON PAPER – $1,000 prize

3D SMALL ARTWORK  – $1,000 prize

YOUTH AWARD – 2 x $250 prizes

Other Awards

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – $250 prize

HIGHLY COMMENDED – $200 in each category

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Information for artists

Arts Rutherglen is thrilled, humbled and excited to receive your entries. It is terrific to have such a wonderful response and we look forward to a wonderful event! Thank you.

It is now approaching the countdown until the opening!  

Please see key dates for the 2021 event and terms and conditions outlining in the right hand menu.
Reminder: the deadline for receipt of artwork is 5.30pm, March 3, 2021. Please see the terms and conditions for details.

Please keep an eye out for notices leading up to the event on this webpage and on social media and please tag us in any posts about your artwork and /or attending the event   Facebook and  Instagram 

Our 2021 Sponsors

Arts Rutherglen would like to thank all of the following for their sponsorship, donations and support: