CHAP celebrates 25 years

CHAP_winner_webThe City of Hobart Art Prize has returned to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in 2013, with a show celebrating 25 years and featuring works in a wide variety of media.

Tasmanian artist Anthony Johnson was named as the winner of the Jill Freeman 25th City of Hobart Art Prize, for his work Stutter.

Anthony’s sculptural piece was selected from 34 finalists to win the $30,000 acquisitive prize.

Several artists were also highly commended for their works: Annika Koops (Victoria) for Conservation of Momentum, Chris Bond (Victoria) for Crimson, Grant Stevens (Queensland) for Tranquility Falls and Belinda Winkler (Tasmania) for Brink.

This year the prize attracted almost 500 entries across all media, and was judged by TMAG Principal Curator of Art Jane Stewart, Jam Factory CEO Brian Parkes and Max Delany, Senior Curator (Contemporary Art) at the National Gallery of Victoria.

The finalists’ work, which encompasses photography, painting, drawing, digital media, ceramics, sculpture, design, glass and fibre, is now on show in TMAG’s Argyle Galleries. 

Visitors can vote for their favourite to win the $1,000 People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the exhibition. Those who vote also go in the draw to win a $100 gift voucher.

For more information about the prize, or to download a copy of the exhibition catalogue, visit the Hobart City Council’s website:

The City of Hobart Art Prize 2013 exhibition is on show at TMAG until Sunday 1 September.



Above: Anthony Johnson, Tasmania

Stutter 2013

Galvanised steel shelving units

Image by Jonathan Wherrett