Winners at the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award 2023

Since its inauguration in 2016 the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award has quickly established itself as an important award in the ecology of the arts. With finalists selected from across the country, the non-acquisitive annual award is a survey of outstanding queer artists working across mediums reflecting their potent personal and political perspectives on the world.

2023 Award Winners:
Main Award winner: Leonie Rhodes
Bundoora Art Prize Award winner: Logan Mucha
People’s Choice Award winner: Vince Partington

Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award - 2023 Finalists

Callum Mackay takes home the 2023 Queer Playwriting Award with “Waterfowl”

In its eighth year, the Queer Playwriting Award Showcase was presented to Midsumma Festival audiences at Gasworks Arts Park. Aided by audience feedback gathered on the night, the selection panellists convened and announced on 28 February that Waterfowl by Callum Mackay will take home the 2023 Queer Playwriting Award. Mackay is set to work alongside Gasworks and Midsumma over the next year to deliver a full work for Midsumma Festival audiences in 2024.

A person seated inside a pink-toned canvas structure

Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne

Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne presents interactive installations across Melbourne City

Midsumma X Ignite Melbourne


Celebrating queer arts and culture | Midsumma Festival returns from 21 Jan to 12 Feb 2023 | #midsumma

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