City of Hobart Art Prize Review

The City of Hobart has undertaken an extensive review of the City of Hobart Art Prize over the past two years. We are very excited to announce that on 23 April 2018 the Council endorsed a new model to replace the City of Hobart Art Prize.

The new exhibition model will be a biennial event developed in partnership with TMAG that will focus on works by 10 Tasmanian creative practitioners, with the option to include their national peers. The first exhibition will be held in 2020.

The program will be coordinated by a Creative Director who will be selected on the basis of their national reputation and ground breaking approach. Exhibitors could be selected from any area of the creative sector including visual art, craft and design, literature, music, theatre and film.

Whilst the majority of the exhibition will be primarily situated in TMAG, satellite works will be located at public sites within the city. Rather than any single artist being awarded a prize, each of the participants selected by the Creative Director will be paid a fee of $15,000 to develop work for the exhibition.

The program will be publicly launched in late 2018 / early 2019 with the appointment of a Creative Director where more comprehensive details will be provided.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Cultural Programs Coordinator, Jane Castle on telephone 03 6238 2767 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au.




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The City of Hobart has undertaken an extensive review of the City of Hobart Art Prize over the past two years. We are very excited to announce that on 23 April 2018 the Council endorsed a new model to replace the City of Hobart Art Prize.

The new exhibition model will be a biennial event developed in partnership with TMAG that will focus on works by 10 Tasmanian creative practitioners, with the option to include their national peers. The first exhibition will be held in 2020.

The program will be coordinated by a Creative Director who will be selected on the basis of their national reputation and ground breaking approach. Exhibitors could be selected from any area of the creative sector including visual art, craft and design, literature, music, theatre and film.

Whilst the majority of the exhibition will be primarily situated in TMAG, satellite works will be located at public sites within the city. Rather than any single artist being awarded a prize, each of the participants selected by the Creative Director will be paid a fee of $15,000 to develop work for the exhibition.

The program will be publicly launched in late 2018 / early 2019 with the appointment of a Creative Director where more comprehensive details will be provided.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Cultural Programs Coordinator, Jane Castle on telephone 03 6238 2767 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au.




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Sign up for our Creative Hobart E-newsletter to receive updates and news on creative projects happening in Hobart.


Image Credit: Mari Funaki, 2002


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