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Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart

$100,000 prize for contemporary Australian landscape art


The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart celebrates paintings and drawings of the Australian landscape by contemporary Australian artists. Conceived during the ninetieth anniversary of the hotel’s first art exhibition (a series of watercolour landscape paintings by John Eldershaw) the annual prize is the richest prize for landscape art in the country, offering an acquisitive $100,000 prize, as well as highly commended awards and a $10,000 People’s Choice Award presented by the University of Tasmania and the Mercury.

2019 judges:

  • Raymond Arnold
  • Jane Clark
  • Susan McCulloch OAM

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, an awarded landscape painter and supporter of the Art Society of Tasmania.

Meet Don Neil and Annette Reynolds, the owners of Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the philanthropists behind the prize.


Winner announced at the exhibition opening Friday 19 July 2019

Finalists’ exhibition 20 July – 18 August 2019 at Hadley’s Orient Hotel in Hobart

Artworks for sale

Click here to view exhibition events

For schools:

An Education Kit endorsed by Art Education Australia is available for school groups. School groups who complete an activity from the education kit can apply for the Hadley’s School Prize with a $1000 art supply voucher from Artery.  There are also bus subsidies to help schools visit this year’s exhibition generously provided by the University of Tasmania. For more information, see 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize Education Information.


Special art prize accommodation packages available throughout the exhibition at Hadley’s Orient Hotel


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Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart

Hadley's Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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