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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  • Background

    by AishaPaulsen, about 1 year ago

    Engagement

    The City of Hobart has funded, managed and staged the City of Hobart Art Prize for the past 27 years. In recent years the prize has been exhibited at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). This year the City is undertaking a review of the City of Hobart Art Prize to consider the strengths and weaknesses of its current format and to develop a vision for the future of the prize.

    The City of Hobart is committed to maintaining the current Art Prize expenditure of $109,200 within the Cultural Development budget. This review could result in the City...

    Engagement

    The City of Hobart has funded, managed and staged the City of Hobart Art Prize for the past 27 years. In recent years the prize has been exhibited at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). This year the City is undertaking a review of the City of Hobart Art Prize to consider the strengths and weaknesses of its current format and to develop a vision for the future of the prize.

    The City of Hobart is committed to maintaining the current Art Prize expenditure of $109,200 within the Cultural Development budget. This review could result in the City maintaining the art prize, delivering a new prize model or offering more funding programs. Our goal is to meet our cultural objectives outlined in our Creative Hobart Strategy so that we can continue to contribute to Hobart’s vibrant cultural life.

    Following an extensive consultation phase, Consultant Richard Brecknock has completed his Options Paper and has presented his findings in an Aldermanic Workshop on the 15 February 2017.

    Based on the results of the community consultation and submissions received in 2016 Richard Brecknock’s Options Paper identified three potential options for the direction of the Art Prize.

    Have your say!

    The City welcomes feedback on the results outlined in the Options Paper. To get involved please read the Options Paper and submit your feedback via the feedback form below.

    All submissions will be included in the Council report about the findings of the City of Hobart Art Prize Review. Submissions close Friday 19 May.

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    Art Prize Review Update

    During the second half of 2017 we have been working closely with our project partner TMAG to respond to the feedback from the sector in the development of a vibrant new program for Hobart.

    The results of the review of the City of Hobart Art Prize and recommendations for a future program were submitted to the Council’s Community, Culture and Events Committee on 13 September and then onto the Council meeting of 18 September.

    This report recommended that in response to extensive feedback from the local cultural sector and community that the Art Prize be revised – rather than retained or replaced.

    Given the complexity of the process and the need to understand the detail of the proposal, the Council resolved:

    “That the matter be the subject of an Aldermanic Workshop scheduled prior to a Community, Culture and Events Committee meeting.”

    One of these workshops occurred on 21 November and the other will be scheduled for early in the New Year.

    We thank you for your participation and interest in this project and hope to be able to inform you of an exciting new approach to the City of Hobart Art Prize early in 2018


  • Art Prize Review Update - January 2017

    over 2 years ago
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    At its meeting on 19 December 2016, the Council resolved that:

    1. The Council note that the current City of Hobart Art Prize review has been extended to ensure that all community and cultural sector views captured to date are taken into consideration, with a discussion paper detailing the findings of the review to be presented to an Aldermanic Workshop in February 2017.

    2. The City of Hobart Art Prize not be staged in its current format in 2017, and that instead the Council focus on the development of an alternative model that has been informed by the review and...

    At its meeting on 19 December 2016, the Council resolved that:

    1. The Council note that the current City of Hobart Art Prize review has been extended to ensure that all community and cultural sector views captured to date are taken into consideration, with a discussion paper detailing the findings of the review to be presented to an Aldermanic Workshop in February 2017.

    2. The City of Hobart Art Prize not be staged in its current format in 2017, and that instead the Council focus on the development of an alternative model that has been informed by the review and consultation exercise, to be delivered in early 2018.

    3. That any residual unspent funding from the 2016/2017 financial year, be carried forward to the following financial year.

    All consolidated feedback, including copies of all written submissions, will be included in the information provided to Alderman at the February workshop.

    Following the workshop, a report will be prepared for consideration of the Community, Culture and Events Committee and then to Council for approval. This report will include all documentation and will be on an open Council agenda, anticipated to be submitted to the March or April 2017 meeting.


    Image credit: Kim McKechnie