2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize

DEADLINE : 8th June, 2015

Marie Corella Ellis OAM (1918-2003) was a long-term resident and dressmaker in Fortitude Valley for most of her life. Marie was named after the Victorian-period celebrity author Marie Corelli after being born in the Valley in February 1918. For 60 or more years she lived at the address 101-103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, where Jugglers Art Space is now situated. Throughout her life, Marie’s love of the Girl Guide movement, children and arts& crafts saw her contributing to the greater community through a lifetime of service.

Among many awards throughout her life, in 1979, Marie was recognized for services to handicapped children through the Girl Guide Association of Queensland by the award of the Order of Australia Medal.

She passed away in March 2003 and this prize has since been established to help perpetuate Marie’s memory and her love of art and helping others.

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.

25 finalists are chosen and their works displayed in an exhibition until being judged by a specially selected panel.

  • Major Prize Winner is awarded $4000 in acquisitive prizes
  • Honourable Mention is awarded to the value of $500
  • People’s Choice Award is awarded to the value of $500

Entries open March 2 and close June 8.

For all conditions of entry and terms and conditions please visit the – Website