Camberwell Art Show sits alongside the Archibald Prize in terms of prestige but organisers are not resting on their laurels. The introduction of new sections and initiatives this year are aimed at ensuring the 53rd annual event continues to appeal to artists throughout Australia.

The 2018 Camberwell Art Show begins on the evening of Friday, 6 July with a gala opening event and will be open to the public for viewing from Saturday, 7 July to Sunday, 15 July. Leading Australian boutique law firm, Parke Lawyers, is again delighted to be a gold sponsor.

The event will be held at the Swinburne University of Technology ATC Building at 441-451 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, with more than 500 of Australia’s leading artists vying for prizes valued at $37,500, including a best in show prize of $20,000.

Parke Lawyers Managing Director Mr Jim Parke says the event has established a fine reputation among Australia’s arts scene and this will be enhanced this year with new sections, including a

Best Oil/Acrylic Prize and a Best Work On Paper Prize. Both new categories carry a $3,000 prize.

He says they add to the prestige of the event, which will again include Best in Show, Best Non-Traditional Work, Best Traditional Work, Best Non-Traditional W