Victor Harbor Art Show

Congratulations to Iroda Adil who won the 2021 Victor Harbor Art Prize with her fine work In the Rose Garden – Leonardo Da Vinci


VICTOR HARBOR ART PRIZE 2021 – Rose Garden – Leonardo Da Vinci by Iroda Adil

CITY OF VICTOR HARBOR PLATINUM AWARD – Breakfast At Picnic Hill by Mike Barr


RNI CONSTRUCTIONS GOLD AWARD – Bird Lake by Catherine Fitz-gerald



AEP HEALTH GROUP BRONZE AWARD – Small Figure Study 3 by Linda Robertson



SOUTH COAST SAND AND CIVIL BEST TRADITIONAL PAINTING – Australian Honey and Bottle Brush by Ra Gibbings – Johns


PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD – Subject in the Shed by Greg Allen

Victor Harbor Art Show 2021

The 42nd Award winning Victor Harbor Art Show was held at Soldiers Memorial Park, Flinders Parade in Victor Harbor, SA 5211 from Saturday 9 January 2021 to Saturday 16 January 2021.

On Thursday 7th January 2021, we held our special Sponsors Night, where our valued sponsors of the Art Show were treated to a sneaky beak at this year’s art collection and can then purchase the art in order of their tickets which are drawn beforehand. They all enjoyed a more relaxing time in the marquee, viewing the paintings and networking with each other. It was very well attended and the was very good feedback of the night. They purchased around $25,000 worth of art work including the winning painting bought by our winning sponsors Gavin and Nat from McDonald’s. A really good start to this year’s show.

The Opening Preview Night took place the next day, on Friday 8 January 2021 and this was also a great success. The event was opened by Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, who gave a great speech. He was accompanied by MP David Basham and Mayor of Victor Harbor, Moira Jenkins. The food had fave reviews and we thank Cookie and team for all their hard work in creating such a tasty spread. Feedback from patrons was that the cap of 200 is a good number to have in the marquee at one time as it is less crowded and people had more space to view the art. Later in the evening our Mayor, Moira spoke and announced that the Victor Harbor Art Show has won the Best Event Award in SA for 2020 which is a great honour for both Rotary Victor Harbor and the City of Victor Harbor. Also we also sold around $53,000 worth of art on the night so it truly was a super evening!

So over the 2 nights we sold 116 pieces of artwork.

We look forward to seeing you at the Big White Tent!

Opening Times: 9:30am to 8:30pm

OPens daily until Saturday 16th January from 9.30am to 8.30pm.

Entry Cost

Adults $8.00, Children under 16 years of age free

For more details regarding the up-coming Art Show please visit our dedicated Victor Harbor Art Show website at:


McDonalds Victor Harbor – Winners of the Art SHow Sponsors Naming Rights 2021- held at Hotel Crown in October 2020

2021 Victor Harbor Art Show AWARDS SPONSORSHIP

The Acquisitive and Corporate Sponsors contribute to the Art Show prizes and form an integral part of the Victor Harbor Art Show, which offers one of the largest art show prizes in Australia!

The successful artist wins in cash the full value of the award, with no sales commission withheld by the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor.

The Corporate Award contributes to the Corporate Prize valued at $12,500 and the winning Corporate Sponsor shall have the naming rights to the Art Show.

Acquisitive Award Sponsorship

Up to 10 Acquisitive Awards sponsorships are available each Art Show.

Acquisitive Sponsors will get a painting to the value of their sponsorship.

The package includes:

  • Select a painting – up to the value of sponsorship (as per selection by the Judge)
  • Priority Buying Number – Priority buying number for Sponsors Night
  • Sponsors Night – Gala Sponsors Night for 2 that is held in the marquee on the Thursday night prior to the Preview Night. All sponsors can buy artworks of their choice (in priority buying number order) before selling to the general public the following day. Food and wine are included.
  • Advertising – signage within the marquee.
    Categories of Sponsorship available – (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze are all classed as acquisitive)

Corporate Award Sponsorship

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000 (plus gst)
Gold Sponsor – $2,500 (plus gst)
Silver Sponsor – $1,250 (plus gst)
Bronze Sponsor – $750 (plus gst)

50 Businesses are invited to support The Victor Harbor Art Show with Corporate Sponsorship. This underpins the Corporate Prize which is a non-acquisitive prize that is chosen by the judge to be the best artwork in the show. The winning artist receives $12,500.

Corporate Award Sponsorship ( Cont.)

The package includes:

Naming rights Dinner– each year a new Corporate Sponsor is drawn out at Sponsors Naming Rights Dinner where a meal for 2 is provided. The winning business name is included in the title of the Victor Harbor Art Show as well as appearing on entry forms, website, social media, in the marquee and at various locations wherever the Art Show is advertised.

Gavin and Natalija Daniell of Macdonalds Victor Harbor won the naming rights to the 2021 Victor Harbor Art Show.

Priority Buying Numbers – drawn at the Naming Rights Dinner giving sponsors a priority buying number for the chance to purchase a painting of their choice at Sponsors Night. Buying numbers start after the Acquisitive Sponsors.

Sponsors Night – Gala Sponsors Night for 2 that is held in the marquee on the Thursday night prior to the Preview Night. All sponsors can buy artworks of their choice (in priority buying number order) before selling to the general public the following day. Food and wine are included.

Advertising – business logo on website, social media and in the marquee Cost is $385 (plus GST)

Junior Awards The Junior Award is an encouragement award for artists under 18. The awards are art materials to the value of the award. The categories of sponsorship are based on the value of the sponsorship. The painting awarded carries the sponsor name and logo during the Art Show.

Categories are: Gold Sponsor – $250 (plus GST) -2 available
Silver Sponsor – $150 (plus GST) – 4 available
Bronze Sponsor – $100 (plus GST) – 4 available

Thank you for supporting this wonderful community event.

For Sponsorship enquiries please call: Julie Irwin on 0409 080 051 or email:

The Winner of last year’s Victor Harbor Art Show

Artist – JAN BROWN

The day my heater blew up and other things – By Jan Brown – Winner of the Top Prize – $12,500 in January 2020

 You can have a look at the artworks that was exhibited at last years show at Preview Gallery and see a list of the winners below.

The Award Winning Sculpture for 2020 – Australian Rain By Juanita Pohl

About the Victor Harbor Art Show

The Victor Harbor Art Show is a very special annual event organised by Victor Harbor Rotary, and it continues to grow in strength and popularity year after year. This year was Victor Harbor Rotary’s 41st Art Show and it has become an integral part of the culture of Victor Harbor and many people look forward each year to the event.

The Art Show is Australia’s largest outdoor art exhibition. It continues to break all records, with the sales of artwork in excess of $300,000, over 10,000 people attending the event over nine days viewing in excess of 1,600 paintings on display.

The Art Show is held in a marquee on Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, SA during January each year during the towns’ peak tourism period. Over 300 paintings are couriered from interstate, recognising the event as a highly regarded art exhibition.

 The benefits of a show such as this are varied and many. Not only have raised over $1.5 million dollars for local, national and overseas projects, and we have given many artists the opportunity to display their talents and sell their work.  The growing success of the Art Show can be attributed to the continuing support of our sponsors, volunteers, artists, The City of Victor Harbor and the local community. Such a large undertaking would not be possible without our sponsors.

For information about the annual Victor Harbor Art Show contact:
Art Show Director: John Mowling 0407 311 76
Or email:

A selection of Artwork from our 2020 Art Show.

Visitors to the Art Show enjoy viewing well over a thousand paintings and now we include sculptures too. All of these can be purchased and enjoyed in your home or business for years to come.