This year we are very proud to announce four talented Despard Gallery artists have been selected in this year Hadley’s Art Prize. A big congratulations to Anne Morrison, Wayne Brookes, Lorraine Biggs and Harrison Bowe. Each artist has a unique approach that takes inspiration form the diverse and unique qualities that makes up the Tasmanian landscape.
The Hadley’s Art Prize Hobart is one of the richest landscape art prizes in Australia, with an acquisitive prize of $100,000.00. The annual prize is awarded to a contemporary artist for the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.
The prize is sponsored by the owner of Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Don Neil who dreamt up the idea of the prize on the 90th anniversary of the first art exhibition held at Hadley’s Orient Hotel. The Hadley’s Art Prize brings art back to the historic walls of Hadley’s Orient Hotel and celebrates the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists. The prize exposes artists to new audiences and enables emerging artists to be shown alongside established artists.
The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition finalists’ works at the galleries at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart, on Friday 22 July.
Exhibition runs from Saturday 23 July – Sunday 21 August 2022.