The Giant Miniature Art Exhibition

5 May 2023 ‐

23 Jul 2023

10:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

FREE entry

Visit The Giant Miniature Art Exhibition on display in the Como Ballroom

See over 750 miniature masterpieces created by over 200 artists from 20 countries around the world – including the USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Colombia, Ecuador, Poland, Finland, Moldova, Spain, Mexico, Lithuania, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Philippines, Czech Republic, South Africa, Bangladesh and Italy.

Artists were instructed to work on a fixed size of 25mm x 38mm (approx 1 inch x 1.5 inch), tiny indeed! Also included in this year’s exhibition is a special exhibit of 46 miniature artworks from all members of the renowned Twenty Melbourne Painters Society (founded 1918).

Artworks feature a range of mediums including watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil, crayon and ink. Subject matter varies widely, from landscapes to seascapes, portraits to wildlife, still life to life figures – all captured in minute detail. Each artwork is framed in a handmade, maple stained, timber frame.

The artist of the artwork judged to be the “best in show” will be awarded the Gordon Moffatt Miniature Art Prize which includes a A$2000 cash prize.A People’s Choice Award of A$1000 will be awarded to the artist of the artwork that receives the most popular votes by the viewing public.

The exhibition is a fundraising initiative of National Trust of Australia (Victoria). All artworks have been donated by the artists, and the top 100 artworks are available for purchase via silent auction with proceeds supporting the valuable work undertaken by the NTV.

Click here to place your bid.

The Giant Miniature Art Exhibition was first launched in June 2021. Originally intended as a small adjunct exhibit to complement the National Trust’s major exhibition Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder, it was hoped that a handful of local artists would participate. Instead, the exhibition attracted 304 entries from 83 artists around the world.  

As a result of the enormous interest shown by artists and the viewing public, one of the National Trust’s major donors, keen to see the exhibition continue, generously donated sufficient funds to cover the future cost of the exhibition infrastructure and prizes.

Thanks to his generosity, the exhibition is now planned to be held every two years as an ongoing fundraising initiative for the Trust.

The winner of the 2021 exhibition’s Best In Show prize was Arunas Vilkevicius from Lithuania with his work titled, “Glance” (pictured below).














Top 100 Judges Choice

Click below to see which artworks were recognised in the Top 100 by the Judges.


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