The Paul Selzer Exhibition and Prize


The Paul Selzer Exhibition and Prize is a new initiative presented by the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria to support emerging contemporary artists and alumni of VCA Art.

Ben McKeown, Chaco Cato, Stephen Rhall and Linda Tegg, all artists of great standing, will present new commissioned works exploring themes of nature, climate and social concerns. One of the artists will be selected by a panel of eminent artists and curators for the inaugural Paul Selzer Prize, valued at $25,000. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced at the exhibition’s opening night. The Paul Selzer Exhibition and Prize honours the memory of artist and entrepreneur Paul Selzer and is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Selzer family.

Image credit: Linda Tegg Archive (detail), 2021 Jacquard tapestry