Final lead up to the Fleurieu Art Prize

With only a few days until the announcement, the huge significance of the landscape award for the finalists is palpable.

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The non-acquisitive landscape award draws a crowd that is both international and Australian. From the 750 entries, 58 finalists have been selected. To see the list of finalists click here.

Whilst this is greatly reduced from the entrants, the high standard doesn’t making the judging process any easier.

Erica Green, Director Samstag Museum of Art stated, “The calibre and quality of this year’s works is truly amazing. Landscape as a subject for art continues to capture the imagination not only of the wider
community, but also of leading artists wanting to express a connection with place and culture.”

This year’s guest judges include London’s Saatchi Gallery Director, Nigel Hurst and Deputy Director & Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Suhanya Raffel.

With two major changes to the prize this year, for the first time since its inception 18 years ago the exhibition will be displayed in a city-based gallery to broaden and diversify its audience. Secondly the prize has been increased to $65,000, a major stepping stone for some of Australia’s most well known landscape artists.

Good luck to the finalists, and stay tuned for the announcement Thursday 2 June.

Exhibition
Fleurieu Art Prize
3 June – 29 July 
Samstag Museum of Art

Image: Fiona LOWRY, Alone With You, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 152.0 x 182.0 cm. 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize Winner.

Courtesy the artist, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and the Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia.