Hobart is to host the richest prize for landscape art with the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart – an acquisitive $100 000 prize promoting and celebrating the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.
The prize will be offered annually and will include an exhibition of the finalists work at the Hadley’s Orient Hotel 15 July – 25 August 2017. The theme for the 2017 prize is History and Place which invites artists to connect with place through the past throuhg family histories, cultural traditions or tracing events, memories and stories in the land.
Hadley’s Orient Hotel has a long and rich history of supporting the arts in Tasmania and is presenting this prize as a way to further contribute to the Tasmanian and national arts sector. One of the early landlords of the historic hotel in Hobart was John Clay Hadley who was an art collector with a passion that passed to his son Howard Hadley who was awarded landscape painter and supporter of the Art Society of Tasmania.
The prize will be judged by Dr Julie Gough, Tasmanian artists, curator and writer, Roger Butler AM, Senior Curator of prints, drawings and illustrated books at the National Gallery of Australia and Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Art Gallery of South Australia.