Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award

Australia's leading queer visual arts award

In its fifth year, this selection of queer artists from across the country showcase their personal and political perspectives of the world. 

Featuring early career and established artists working across mediums, finalists are eligible for the Major Award of $6000 and People’s Choice Award of $1000 provided by Australia Post as well as the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre residency/exhibition award. The finalists' artwork are available to the public for viewing and voting during Midsumma for the People's Choice award.

Winner: People's Choice Award 

Samuele Tomasulo
Empathic Deniability
Award: $1000

Winner: Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award

Winner - Lipstuck - Daley KingDaley King
Award: $6000


Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Award - Physical- EO GillEO Gill
Digital Video
Award: Exhibition or artist residency at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, a $1500 fee from Bundoora Homestead and $700 cash award from Midsumma


2020 finalists

  • Daley King (WA) - Lipstuck
  • EO Gill (NSW) - Physical
  • Dan Molloy (QLD)
  • Zoë Bastin (VIC)
  • Chelle Destefano (VIC)
  • Wet and Free Collective (VIC)
  • Mark du Potiers (QLD)
  • TomboyBill and Matthew Schiavello (VIC)
  • Darcy Williams (QLD)
  • Samuele Tomasulo (VIC)
  • Paul Piccione (VIC)
  • Wesley Dowling (VIC)

See finalist bio's >>

Midsumma Festival is delighted to present this award and exhibition event as part of our ongoing partnership with Australia Post. Celebrating diversity and inclusion is important to Australia Post. They are committed to supporting their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer employees and driving positive change to create more inclusiveness not just throughout their workforce but throughout the wider community.



by Eugene Howard

Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

Opening Tue 28 Jan 6 - 8pm (Auslan interpreted)
Exhibition 29 Jan-9 Feb | Mon-Fri 12-6pm | Sat, Sun 12-5pm


No Vacancy Gallery

34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne CBD

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Melbourne Central


Any Swanston St tram to stop 8 | tram 30, 35 to stop 7

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