The Tyers Art Festival has been running since 1979 and in 2024 will celebrate its 45th year of operation and it's 43rd physical Tyers Art Festival Exhibition, having had to run as an online exhibition during 2020 and 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. This is an amazing achievement, having grown from a small exhibition of local artists taking place in a local residence to becoming one of the major regional art events in Gippsland, attracting entries from throughout Gippsland, Victoria and beyond.
Each year the Tyers Art Festival delivers a vibrant and innovative arts event, providing Gippsland artists the ability to showcase their work and allow our many supporters and patrons the opportunity to view and purchase unique and original artworks. As always, the Tyers Art Festival is held on the second weekend in November.
Dates for 2024 being Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2024 at the Tyers Hall.
The Tyers Art Festival Gala Opening is held on the Friday evening from 8 to 11 pm. The exhibition then continues Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3:00 pm (tickets available at the door). In 2024, the Tyers Art Festival will have a limit of 550 entries.
We’re excited to see everyone’s submissions and will be offering fourteen major awards, five encouragement awards, eight Young Artist awards and a Popular Choice Award, where visitors to the Tyers Art Festival will be able to cast their vote for their favourite piece from all the artist's submissions at the exhibition over the weekend 8–10 November 2024.
There will not be an online exhibition in 2023.
Click below for more details on the art prizes available, the sponsors and how to submit your artwork. For our artists, please ensure you read the exhibition Terms and Conditions
as well as specifications for entering and delivery of artwork.