MAPDA 2021 Shortlist

The MAPDAs attracted a truly unexpected number of entries this year, many of which reflected the chaotic times we experienced in 2020. The number and calibre of entries reflects the resilience and creativity of our sector. 

The winners will be celebrated at the National Awards Ceremony from 5-7pm on 9 June at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Invitations to finalists will be sent separately. 

Many thanks to our major sponsor The Australian Book Connection for their generous support.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries. The winning entries were selected from this shortlist. 

2021 SHORTLIST

 

Note: The winning entries are selected from this shortlist. Not all entries necessarily receive an award.

 

APP

LEVEL A 
MOD.
F.A.B.L.E.
MOD.
SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE App

LEVEL B 
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council's Outdoor Gallery Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt
WA Museum Boola Bardip
WA Museum Boola Bardip Gogo Digital Guide
National Portrait Gallery
In Their Own Words

BOOK

LEVEL A 
Monash Gallery of Art
View Finding 1990-2020
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
14 Blown Kisses / 14 Ngā Tohu Aroha ka Tukuna
Griffith University Art Museum
Gordon Bennett: Selected Writings
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Lockdown: Tales from Aotearoa

LEVEL B 
Canterbury Museum
House of Treasures: 150 Treasures from Canterbury Museum Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho
National Gallery of Australia
Know My Name
National Gallery of Victoria
She Persists: Perspectives on Women in Art & Design

CHILDREN'S BOOK

LEVEL A 
TarraWarra Museum of Art
TarraWarra Field Guide: Making Paint and Ink

LEVEL B 
National Library of Australia
Australia's Wild, Weird, Wonderful Weather
State Library of NSW
Creative Kids: Sea Munsters comic & playing cards

CHILDREN'S E-ACTIVITIES

LEVEL A 
Geelong Gallery
Gallery Tots
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
MRAG Home Delivery

LEVEL B 
Museums Victoria
Museum at Home Play
National Museum of Australia
Australia's Defining Moments Digital Classroom

EXHIBITION BRANDING PACKAGE

LEVEL A 
Newcastle Art Gallery
WE CAN BE HEROES: a backstage pass
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Bodies On A Rock: Shan Turner-Carroll: & When Night Falls: Anna Louise Richardson
Canberra Museum & Gallery
Building a Life: The Jennings Germans story
Museum of Brisbane
The Storytellers
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Long Story Short | Lucas Grogan

LEVEL B 
Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres
QAGOMA
The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire
Museums Victoria
Becoming You Exhibition
Auckland Art Gallery
Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan
Museum of Australian Democracy
Behind The Lines - The Year in Political Cartoons 2020 - A Dog's Breakfast
Auckland Art Gallery
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (MAJOR)

LEVEL A 
Bendigo Art Gallery
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion
Institute of Modern Art
Long Water: fibre stories
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Joy Hester: Remember Me
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome Is Certain

LEVEL B 
National Gallery of Victoria
TIWI: Art & Artists
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Lindy Lee: Moon in a dew drop
National Gallery of Victoria
NGV Triennial 2020

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE (SMALL)

LEVEL A 
Griffith University Art Museum
Cognitive Dissidents: Reasons to be Cheerful
New England Regional Art Museum
Compass: Generations of Walcha Artists
Art Gallery of Ballarat
David Noonan: Stagecraft
Griffith University Art Museum
Elizabeth Newman: Is that a 'No'?
John Curtin Gallery
Everything is True: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
the TERRA within

LEVEL B 
Auckland Art Gallery
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art broadsheet

FILM

LEVEL A 
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Exhibition Case Study—Agatha Gothe-Snape: The Outcome Is Certain
Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney
Our new Chau Chak Wing Museum
Jewish Holocaust Centre
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sydney Jewish Museum
SJM Voices: Hold their voices in the palm of your hand
City of Parramatta Council
Parramatta People
Newcastle Art Gallery
WE CAN BE HEROES: a backstage pass - promotional videos
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Education Resource: Conservation at MUMA
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
The Central West Set
Sydney Harbour YHA & The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre
Archaeology at The Big Dig

LEVEL B 
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art
(QAGOMA)Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me The Way to Go Home
Museums Victoria
Wartime Stories from the Exhibition Buildings: Reg Hubbard and Dorothy Quinn
Art Gallery of South Australia
2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres
ACMI
ACMI collaborator film – Making TV miniatures
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council's The Platform Commission 'Roots' by Hiromi Tango
Australian National Maritime Museum
Behind-the-Scenes at the Australian National Maritime Museum
Museums Victoria
Worlds Immersive
State Library of Queensland
Cut Copy: Brisbane music posters 1977-1987 sneak peek

IDENTITY

LEVEL A 
Chau Chak Wing Museum
Chau Chak Wing Museum Visual Identity
Te Tuhi
Te Tuhi: A platform for contemporary art
Royal Australian Mint
Made for Wonder - Royal Australian Mint Tourism Rebranding

LEVEL B 
Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure,
Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Kingston Historic Area, Norfolk Island Identity
ACMI
ACMI Re-brand

INFORMATION BROCHURE

LEVEL A 
Redland Art Gallery
Redland Art Gallery Exhibitions 2021
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
MPRG brochures - 50 year anniversary
Eureka Centre Ballarat
Visitor Guide - Eureka Centre Ballarat

LEVEL B 
Auckland Art Gallery
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art
Australian National Maritime Museum
What's On at the Australian National Maritime Museum

INSTITUTION WEBSITE

LEVEL A 
Te Tuhi
Te Tuhi: A platform for contemporary art
Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane - Website
LEVEL B 
ACMI
ACMI website

INVITATION

LEVEL A 
Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney
Opening invitation

LEVEL B 
Auckland Art Gallery
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

MAGAZINE

LEVEL A 
Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney
Muse
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Bulletin (B.199, B.200, B.201, B.202)

LEVEL B 
Museums Victoria
Discover
Auckland Art Gallery
Art Toi
State Library of NSW
Openbook

POSTER

LEVEL A 
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Gangguan Tenggara - Edisi Indonesia Exhibition Poster

LEVEL B 
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Lindy Lee: Moon in a dew drop
Auckland Art Gallery
Civilisation, Photography, Now
Australian National Maritime Museum
Beach Couture exhibition

PROGRAM WEBSITE

LEVEL A 
Jewish Holocaust Centre
Understanding Through Testimony
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Gangguan Tenggara - Edisi Indonesia
Institute of Modern Art
Making Art Work
Newcastle Museum
1X4

LEVEL B 
Museums Victoria
Top Designs 2020
ACMI
ACMI post-visit experience
National Film and Sound Archive
Carriberrie Online

VIRTUAL TOUR OR EXHIBITION

LEVEL A 
QUT Art Museum
Rite of Passage virtual tour
Geelong Gallery
Geelong Gallery—360° virtual tour

LEVEL B 
Auckland Art Gallery
Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan virtual tour
National Museum of Australia
Momentous: sharing bushfire and pandemic stories
ACMI
The Story of the Moving Image online
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Telstra 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Virtual Exhibition
National Portrait Gallery
Australian Love Stories
State Library of NSW
Coming Out in the 70s
State Library of Queensland
SPOKEN: celebrating Queensland Languages

 

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The MAPDAs are sponsored by Australian Book Connection and supported by Showfront

 

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