“Art talks, art connects, art heals!”


The MS Virtual Art Show is back in 2022!

We are pleased to confirm the MS Virtual Art Show is back in 2022 providing you with an opportunity to express your creativity and celebrate connections through art.

Art submissions closed on Sunday 15 May 2022. The virtual exhibition and award ceremony will take place on Monday 30 May 2022 in recognition of World MS Day and this year's theme of 'connections.'

We welcome people living with MS, carers and those with broader neurological conditions to submit their artwork. We welcome all different types of artwork including paintings, illustrations, sculptures, craft, digital artwork and photography.

Following our 16-year tradition, one of the artists participating in the 2022 MS Virtual Art Show will be the recipient of the prestigious Barry Allen Art Award. The late Barry Allen was a man who loved painting and received great comfort from his interest in art and music. 

The full range of awards on offer will include:

  • The Barry Allen Art Award
  • Highly Commended - Paintings/Illustrations
  • Highly Commended - Sculptural/Craft Artwork
  • Highly Commended - Digital Artwork and Photography
  • Carers Award.

Below are the award winners from each previous year of the MS Art Show.

2021 MS Virtual Art Show award winners

Congratulations to our talented artists who were celebrated as the award winners of the 2021 MS Virtual Art Show during a virtual award ceremony on Monday 30 August 2021. The 2021 winners include:

The Barry Allen Art Award: The Garden of MS by Cassie Harris
Highly Commended Paintings/Illustrations: Brisbane Backyard by Clement Ulcoq
Highly Commended Sculptural/Craft Artwork: Bloom by Sarah Daly-Sakko
Highly Commended Digital Artwork and Photography: Alone by Coz Habben
Carer's Award: Mum's Favourite Flowers by Isabella Mitchell.

2020 MS Virtual Art Show award winners

The Barry Allen Art Award: Peregian Beach Entrance, Leah Breninger
Highly Commended Paintings/Illustrations: Flannel Flowers, Peter Spies
Highly Commended Sculptural/Craft Artwork: Baroque Palace Doll’s House, Maureen Caelli
Highly Commended Digital Artwork/ Photography: Scooter, mask and coffee | My MS Normal, Paul Gallagher 

2019 MS Art Show award winners

​Barry Allen Art Award: Honey Bear (painting), Julia Brown-Jeffree, Bayswater
Sculpture and Craft: Lemon Pinch Pots, Maureen Caelli, from Chifley, ACT
Photography and Digital: “M.ake R.eal Improvements #8”, Cara-Ann Simpson, Pakenham, Vic
Painting, Illustration and Drawing: Outing In Sheerbrook Forest, Steven Smith, Caufield North
Packing Room Award: Footprints in the sand, Luke Gaetano, Montmorency

For further information please email msart@ms.org.au or contact MS Connect 1800 042 138.

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