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AWM 2024 Napier Waller Prize shortlist

2024 Napier Waller Art Prize, Australian War Memorial, May 2024

This exhibition contains war related material, including references to suicide, confronting language and images which some people may find challenging and disturbing. The views and statements provided by the artists are theirs alone. Viewer discretion is recommended.

The Napier Waller Art Prize encourages artistic excellence, promotes the transformative power of creativity, and raises awareness of the experiences and talent of current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force.

This online exhibition features the shortlist of 29 finalists for the 2024 Napier Waller Art Prize. Each of these shortlisted artists is eligible for the prestigious People’s Choice Award, which includes a substantial cash prize of $5,000.

Cast your vote here for your preferred piece.


An exhibition highlighting the 17 works highly commended by the judging panel will be hosted at Australian Parliament House from 10 May to 13 October, 2024.

Judging panel:

  • Mr Matt Anderson PSM, Director, Australian War Memorial
  • General Angus Campbell AO, DSC, Chief of the Australian Defence Force
  • Ms Bree Pickering, Director, National Portrait Gallery
  • Ms Penelope Grist OAM, Director, Art Collections, Australian Parliament House
  • Ms eX de Medici, former Official War Artist
  • Ms Laura Webster, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial


People’s Choice Award

Vote for your favourite artwork to win the People’s Choice Award here.


See also: Napier Waller Art Prize 2024 judging under way