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Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart

$100,000 prize for contemporary Australian landscape art


Congratulations to 2018 winner, Neil Haddon for his painting The Visit

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 People’s Choice Award.

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 who was 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.

An Education Kit endorsed by Art Education Australia is available for school groups.

Finalists’ exhibition 20 July – 18 August 2019

Artworks for sale


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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