The Eltham Art Show 2023 – a presentation of the Art Heritage of The Nillumbik Shire

The Eltham Art Show provides an exciting platform and welcomes Artists to present their works to be judged within 11 categories.  Attractive prizes are on offer.  Artists must have a strong connection to the heritage of the Nillumbik Shire in order to qualify for the show.

Supported strongly by the Nillumbik Shire Council and supporting Partners, the show encourages a strong relationship with the artists to present their best works and establish the show as one of the region’s leading art shows.

The inaugural show displayed over 450 works from esteemed artists from throughout the local area and beyond. The culture and legacy from the early forefathers was depicted in its truest form with interpretations representing Contemporary, Landscapes, Still Life, mediums in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel and drawings.

2023 will see exciting new dimensions for the show in its decision to exhibit all 3D works at Montsalvat. Their relationship with the early art development and rustic culture fits perfectly with this decision to display glass, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

Eminent Judge and Artist, Paul McDonald Smith has been appointed as Judge for the 2023 show. Paul is well acknowledged within art circles as a judge and artist. He has many notable accomplishments and held distinguished portfolios with VAS and the TMPS. He has worked as a professional artist all his life.

Our featured Artists this year are very well recognised and respected in their fields. We are pleased to present Ev Hales and Rob Knight. We look forward to their art presentations this year. The lives of our artists are varied and inspiring.

We will be inviting artists to register their works from the 1st of July. All details will be on the website, from July 1 at

Watch this space for other exciting new announcements and activities on offer this year.  Subscribe now to be kept up to date. Please also contact us if you wish to be a valuable volunteer for this historical event, through our website.