Despard Gallery NEXT Award 2020

in association with the School of Creative Arts and Media

Congratulations to Ellyn Anderson! 


Steered by a commitment to promote emerging talent alongside established artists, across a range of media, Despard Gallery has built a reputation as cultural ambassador for Tasmania, sharing the work of our leading artists, both nationally and internationally.  Despard Gallery has long supported recent fine art graduates from the University of Tasmania.  This annual award recognises standout new talent and provides a fine art graduate an opportunity to exhibit work in Despard Gallery‚Äôs upcoming Annual Summer Group Show, alongside established artists from the gallery stable.



I seek to paint the traces of my being within a place and in turn, that place within me. Here, the common plaid blanket carries meaning beyond the household and identifies the narrative which exists together with the Australian landscape.”

See Ellyn’s paintings in our Summer Show, opening 9 December, continuing till 6 February 2021. 

Ellyn Anderson Tribute with Upturned Felt Hat and Pony 2020 Oil on canvas 70 x 150 cm

Despard Gallery Annual Summer Group Show