Hobart is to host a new landmark award – believed to be the world’s richest prize for landscape art – with a staggering $100,000 for the winning entry.
Art is woven into the history of Hadley’s Orient Hotel. The idea of the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart was born on the ninetieth anniversary of John Eldershaw’s exhibition of landscape paintings at the hotel.
The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart seeks to contribute to the Tasmanian and Australian art scene, generating interest in cultural tourism and promoting the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists. Finalists will also have the opportunity to sell their work, establish new industry contacts and engage with the Tasmanian community.
The 2017 theme invites artists connecting with place through the past, such as through family histories, cultural traditions, or tracing events, memories and stories in the land.