Why exhibit with us?

Each year we invite Mornington Peninsula and Victorian artists and makers to exhibit their artwork and products in the Gallery and Shop of the Mount Eliza Art & Design Show.

The Art Show is a fundraising activity for the Mount Eliza North Primary School. Profits raised will be used towards improving school facilities and services to enhance the educational future of students.

Key Numbers

The numbers speak for themselves! As an exhibiting artists, you will be supported by years of experience and be seen by a large audience.

  • First art show was in 1978
  • $250,000+ worth of art & design exhibited
  • 10+ Committee members, 30+ volunteers
  • 650 students at MENPS
  • 350+ People attend Opening Night
  • 1,000+ eMail Marketing
  • 2,500+ People attend the weekend
  • 4,000 Facebook & Instagram Followers
  • 5,500+ Website impressions

Prize Pool

As an exhibiting artists or maker, you have the chance to win part of a $2250 prize pool of money as being selected as a "Peoples' Choice Award".

The Peoples' Choice Award will be presented to the top three artist or makers across the entire Art Show as voted by the visiting public:

  • 1st: $1000
  • 2nd: $750
  • 3rd: $500

New Exhibition Location

In previous years, the Mount Eliza Art & Design Show would exhibit artwork around the hallways of our school, within our smaller sports hall and the shop within our multi-teared library.

In 2024, we will be exhibiting in a new location! We will be exhibiting our gallery within our massive, naturally lit gymnasium, the shop within our open space band-room, and the cafe and student exhibition will be located in hall.

These changes will allow us to exhibit your art and products in the best way possible and allow more people to view and purchase your items in a fully accessible area.

Supporting the School

The Mount Eliza Art & Design Show is the predominant fundraising activity for the Mount Eliza North Primary School. By exhibiting at the art show, you are supporting the school in raising funds to purchase new facilities to enhance student learning and welfare.

Funds raised from the 2023 art show will be used to replace the Junior School Playground. The funds raised from the 2024 art show will be used to erect new shade pavilions around the school grounds.

Art Show Sales Data

The below data has been gathered from the last three Art Shows, and has been presented to help artists and makers consider their pricing strategy for their artwork and products.

  • GALLERY

    Over the last three years, almost 70% of the artworks purchased were priced between $251 and $1000, with $800 being the average spent per buyer.

  • SHOP

    Over the last three years, almost 70% of the products purchased were priced between $21 and $100, with $85 being the average spent per buyer.

Past Exhibitors

We've had some big names exhibit in the Mount Eliza Art & Design Show over the past 40 years!

Have a read of some testimonials from past exhibitors.

  • Kirsten Jackson

  • Billy Nye

  • Michelle Bolitho "Sunshine & Snowglobes"

  • Leisa Wharington

  • Aidan Weichard

  • Pam Mujica "PAM Designs"

  • Lisa Atkinson

  • Ted Secombe

  • Paul Mutimer

  • Ange Winter & Kym Stout "JUMP Jewellery"

  • Warren Cooke "Art By Cooke"

  • Manuela Ferstyl "Mt Eliza Pottery Studio"

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