The prize, which started in 2008, is open to artists across many disciplines, with past award recipients working in mixed media, print, photography, painting, video and drawing.
Tasmania’s premier portrait award is a major commitment from RACT Insurance to young and emerging Tasmanian artists. The objective of the award is to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian artists and provide an opportunity for the public to appreciate their talents.
Entrants are invited to produce a portrait of a living Tasmanian who is important to them. They must also provide an artist statement describing the inspiration and meaning behind the artwork.
As well as an opportunity to exhibit their works in a professional exhibition the award offers the following prizes:
The Winner receives $10,000
The Runner-Up receives $2,000
The Sponsors’ Choice receives $500
The People’s Choice receives $500
Saturday 12 – Sunday 27 October 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm daily