The Dick Bishop Memorial Prize is open to emerging artists in Gippsland.

Richard (Dick) Bishop: 1929 – 2004

Dick Bishop arrived in Morwell in 1961 to teach art at Morwell Technical School and by 1967 established the Diploma of Art course. In 1984 he also established TAFE courses in Applied Art in Newborough and initiated ‘The Jason Club’, the forerunner of the Latrobe Regional Gallery Friends group. Bishop officially retired in 1988 but remained involved in the Moe Heritage Art Group and was a mentor to a group he called ‘The Dead Wombat Society’ up until his passing in 2004. Throughout his life he was passionate about supporting emerging artists, and this prize is an ongoing recognition of his commitment.


Image credit: Dick Bishop Memorial Prize Winner 2015 Melanie Caple Installation


The successful applicant will receive a curated exhibition at the Latrobe Regional Gallery Community Access Gallery, to be held 27 August to 2 October 2016.

Entries close: Friday 27 May 2016

The application form must be sent to:
Assistant Curator
Latrobe Regional Gallery
PO Box 264
Morwell, Victoria
Australia 3840