NotFair 2023

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

NotFair 2023 Award Winners


Arkley Award 2023

The memory of much-loved artist Howard Arkley is honoured by the Arkley Award, established in 2010 by Arkley’s mother, Gwen and her late partner Frank Lewis. The aim of the prize is to acknowledge the skills of emerging artists and reflect Howard Arkley’s passion as practitioner and teacher.

“We’ve done it in memory of Howard,” said Gwen Arkley. “I feel he would have wanted to help younger artists. He won awards himself, but he was also a very generous artist, teacher and friend.”

The $5,000 non-acquisitive award focusses on talent in painting and photography.

Winner: George Goodnow


''I want to express my deepest thanks for awarding me the 2023 Arkley Award. I feel very lucky to have been a part of NotFair Art Fair this year, let alone be awarded a prize that has such personal significance to me.''

George Goodnow


Anne Runhardt Art Award 2023

Established in 2017, the Anne Runhardt Art Award was founded to uncover and enable outstanding talent within the visual arts. The $5,000 non-acquisitive award is dedicated to independent, experimental and thought-provoking art deserving of greater recognition and opportunity.  All participating artists of |notfair| are considered finalists of the Anne Runhardt Art Award.

The inaugural 2017 winner was Chris Henschke for his eponymous work Songs of the Phenomena (2016). A transformed nuclear reactor, a mechanical beast feeding of fruit through electrodes, softy howling, pulsing, creating random sounds. The work was since acquired by Dark MOFO, under auspices of MOMA Hobart.

The 2017 award was judged by Gareth Sansom – who’s retrospect exhibition Transformer was showing at NGV Australia at that same time – together with Ashley Crawford and Anne Runhardt.

Winner: Pimpisa Tinpalit


"First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for granting me this incredible opportunity.

It truly was a remarkable challenge for me to engage with the space in such a unique manner.

This experience is really important for my art journey, especially because the people at the exhibition gave such great feedback.

The prize money will be utilized to procure the necessary materials for my upcoming projects, further fueling my creative endeavors this year.

Thanks again for the opportunity. If you have any further opportunities or anything else I can help with, I would be delighted to get involved with NotFair."

Pimpisa Tinpalit


The Lennox Award 2023

A House Haunted… by Art

Ghosts, Gangsters, Artists, Actors, Authors and Musicians have all collided in this magical abode. A veritable Who’s Who of Melbourne’s cultural characters have collected, at one time or another, at a former pub, now dubbed The Lennox, at Richmond’s 208 Lennox Street.

The Lennox Award is founded to enable emerging artist to exhibit and connect at this historical venue. It offers a free exhibition with a fully catered opening night.

The award is kindly presented by Helen Bogdan.

The Lennox Award 2023 will be judged by Helen Bogdan and the Ashley Crawford.

Winners: Sis Cowey, Dominic Kavanagh and Rowan E. Cassidy.

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