About the Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition

The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond. Presented at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the 29th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition entries are open to a variety of artworks, from painting to ceramics and sculptural pieces by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of all ages living in both NSW and the ACT.

This year, the Mil-Pra AECG Award of $1500 will be awarded to the artist whose work best responds to the 2020 theme ‘Always was, always will be’.

There will also be a new award supported by the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre: The Casula Powerhouse Aboriginal Scholarship Award. The winner will receive $1500 to develop an exhibition at Casula Powerhouse in 2021. The award is sponsored by Dharug Strategic Management Group and an anonymous sponsor.

Other major prizes include; the $2000 acquisitive Maria Lock Award, the $3000 acquisitive Liverpool City Council’s Mayor’s Choice Award, the $500 Bruce & Carol Kendall OAM Memorial Award, the $500 KARI Foundation Award, the $500 Kate Nicholas Liverpool Women’s Services Award and the $50 Family and Early Childhood Art Award as well as awards for various student categories.

The awards will be announced on Saturday 21 November 2020.

Click here for the Mil-Pra Adult entry form
Click here for the Mil-Pra Youth entry form


Key Dates

Entries Open: Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Entries Close: 11:59pm, Monday 5 October 2020
Artwork Delivery: Saturday, 31 October 2020 and Sunday, 1 November from 9:30am - 3pm
SCHOOLS (only): Friday, 30 October

Exhibition Opens: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Exhibition Launch: Saturday, 21 November, 11am - 2pm
Exhibition Closes: COB Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Artwork sale end date: COB Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Artwork Collection: Saturday, 30 January 2021, from 9:30am to 3pm and
SCHOOLS (only): Friday, 29 January 2021 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

ENTRY FORM HELP DAY: Saturday, 19 September 2020 from 9:30am to 1pm at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (for those requiring assistance of other Liverpool Art Society members to complete their entry form)

NOTE: These dates may be changed as a response to unforeseen circumstances and health restrictions. In the event that NSW Health restrictions prevent CPAC from presenting a physical exhibition all together, CPAC reserves the right to document and publish submitted artworks in an online presentation in consultation with LAS. You may be contacted to advise of any safety procedures that have been put in place.

Any Questions? or

(02) 8711 7123 - Please visit the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre front desk if you require a paper form.

Image credit: 2019 Mil-Pra AECG Award, Koreena Leverett, If Our Ancestors Could see, 2019.