ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize 2017

The Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) Research Week Committee invites emerging and established artists to participate in the 2017 ACMD Acquisitive Art Prize.

Artists are invited to respond to the theme art in science, science in art by exploring the intersection between these two disciplines through the artistic medium.

The winning entry will be awarded the Acquisitive Award of $1,000, and will be featured in the Research Week 2017 Program and Abstract booklet, as well as be considered for inclusion in the St Vincent’s Research Report for 2017.

There will also be a People’s Choice Award of $100 and a St Vincent’s Staff Award of $100.

The 2017 ACMD Art Exhibition will be held at St Vincent’s Gallery from 2–31st August 2017. Winners will be announced and presented with prizes on the opening night on 8th August.

Entries are due by Friday 22nd July and final art works must be submitted by Friday 28th July.

For full terms and conditions please read the attached Entry Form or visit

The ACMD Research Week (formally St Vincent’s Research Week) is a celebration of research activity across the campus held on an annual basis.

The broad aims of Research Week are to:

  • encourage excellence in on-campus research
  • promote interaction between clinicians and scientists on the campus
  • provide opportunities for researchers in different disciplines (scientific, clinical, nursing and allied health) to present their work at the same forum
  • contribute to evidence-based healthcare
  • highlight the range of research technologies and resources that draw the campus together.

Research Week is organised by the Research Week Committee (RWC) with support provided by the Research Directorate.

For further information about the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery please visit

Important Dates

Entries close:
5pm Friday 21st July

Delivery of artworks:
10am-2pm Friday 28th July
to Level 8, Aikenhead Wing, 27 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy or by earlier appointment.

Exhibition dates:
2 – 30  August

Opening night:
5pm-7pm 8 August

Collection of art works:
10am-12 midday, 31 August from Art Gallery

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