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Since 2002, the Mission to Seafarers Victoria maritime art prize has exhibited the work of over 750 artists and is Australia’s leading maritime art award. Prize money awarded to date has exceeded $150,000 and the organisation has raised over $200,000 toward the provision of seafarers’ welfare services in Victoria. The Mission to Seafarers Victoria has been providing welfare services for merchant seafarers in the Port of Melbourne since 1857.
The Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition, proudly supported by ANL, promotes excellence in maritime and seafaring subjects in art. All 2016 submissions can be viewed on our online gallery in October. Artists have generously submitted their artwork for sale and 33% of all proceeds raised will go towards the charitable work of the Mission to Seafarers.
You can purchase any of the artworks on display at the historic Seafarers Centre. Vote for your favourite in the Peoples’ Choice Award. You can offer a gold coin donation to aid the mission’s work for the program. The exhibition is open 7days, 12 noon to 6pm.
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Mission to Seafarers
The Mission to Seafarers was first established in the Port of Melbourne in 1857 and operates an international agency of the Anglican Church caring for the practical and spiritual welfare of seafarers of all nationalities and faiths. There are 230 Mission sites around the world. In Victoria, there are four port operators and work is carried out by chaplains, other staff and volunteers who give freely of their time 365 days of the year. Seafarers are visited on their ships and offered a welcome and whatever help they need, that can be arranged during their port stay. The Mission to Seafarers provides community and connectivity for those who are otherwise working and living in isolated and often dangerous conditions at sea. Thanks for supporting the cause.