Bruny Island Art Prize

This September kicks off the first Bruny Island Art Prize.


Open to any artist who is a resident in Australia, the biennial painting prize celebrates Tasmania’s unique culture and environment.

A painting prize, entrants can submit a work, maximum framed 200 x 150cm in either portrait or landscape format. The rationale encourages artists to explore innovative ways of considering identity and the environment, the two guiding principles of the prize.

Artists are encouraged to push the notions of painting and contemporary art practice in relation to these concepts.

Finalists will be judged by Jarrod Rawlins, Curator with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tim Burns, established Bruny Island based painter and Dr. Mary Scott, established visual artist and Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.

The winning entry will receive a prize of $10,000 (non-acquisitive) sponsored by Tassal. There is also a People’s Choice Award: a night at the MONA Pavilions courtesy Audi Hobart.

Entries close 30 May 2016Together with the entry form, it requires a digital image, a CV (one page curriculum vitae) and an artist statement (no more than 300 words). The entry fee is $40.

The short listed works will be announced in early July and the prize exhibition will be held from 24 September to 2 October on Bruny Island.

Bruny Island Art Prize 2016

24 September – 2 October
Alonnah Hall, Bruny Island

Image left to right: Dr.Caroline Rannersberger,  Minister for the Arts Dr. Vanessa Goodwin and Premier Will Hodgman at the launch of the art prize on the Bruny Island Neck

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