Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Art Prizes for November

National Photographic Portrait Prize, Collie Art Prize, City of Albany Art Prize, The John Glover Acquisitive Prize

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Get your entries in for the National Photographic Portrait Prize!
$50,000 in prizes goes to the creator of the most outstanding photographic portrait. There will also be prizes for Highly Commended as well an Art Handlers' Award, selected by our resident art handling duo Tara and Amelia. And don't forget the ever-popular People's Choice Award!
Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and CR Kennedy, the Winner of the 2018 National Photographic Portrait Prize will be awarded $50,000 in prizes. $30,000 cash from the Portrait Gallery and lighting equipment from Profoto and paper or film supplies from Ilford to the value of $20,000.

Collie Art Prize
The Collie Art Gallery has launched an ambitious biennial major art event, with the largest single art prize to be awarded throughout regional Australia.
The acquisitive first prize of $50,000 cash has been made possible thanks to the generous commitment of Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank.
Two non-acquisitive prizes of $5000 cash and a complimentary exhibition at the Collie Art Gallery are also to be awarded thanks to the Rotary Club of Collie, as well as a non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $1000 cash presented by local accommodation provider Whispering Pines.
The inaugural CAP is expected to attract interest from top-class artists from across Australia, as well as arts lovers and collectors.

City of Albany Art Prize

Entering its 10th year in 2018, The City of Albany Art Prize is an important event in the cultural calendar of the Great Southern region, bringing the best of Australia’s contemporary painting practice to Albany. The Prize is integral to the ongoing development of the City’s already sizeable art collection via the major acquisitive prize, which is sponsored by The Jack Family Charitable Trust. The Jack Family Charitable Trust and the Trustees, alongside the City of Albany, continue to recognize the important role that the Arts play in the broader community. Albany is located 409 km south of Perth within the hub of a 40,000 square kilometre region known as the Great Southern. For thousands of years, Noongar Aboriginal people of the Mineng group lived by Albany's sheltered waters. Much of their story is lost in time but Noongar people play an increasingly prominent role in Albany today. In 1826 Albany became the first European settlement in Western Australia. Bounded by the Southern Ocean, the picturesque Stirling and Porongurup Ranges and the Great Southern hinterland, today Albany is one of WA’s most popular holiday destinations with a thriving cultural centre. Exhibition detail Prizes $25,000 Acquisitive prize plus a 4 week studio residency in Albany with $2,500 for expenses $2,500 Highly Commended Prize (non-acquisitive) $2,500 People’s Choice Prize (non-acquisitive) The winning artwork will be acquired by the City of Albany for their permanent artwork collection.

The John Glover Acquisitive Prize

Celebrating the legacy of John Glover, The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) has become one of Australia's most significant awards for landscape painting, open to artists from anywhere in the world.
It is awarded annually by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania.
Landscape painting is defined in its broadest sense. The aim is to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania.
The winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5000.
The Glover Prize is acquisitive, selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges. All other exhibitied entries are eligible for the (non-acquisitive) People's Chouice Award of $3000, the Children's Choice Award of $500 and the Hanger's Choice Award of $500.
The exhibition of finalists' paintings is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.

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