City of Hobart Art Prize 2014

Hanks_smlGlass and printmaking are the stars of this year’s City of Hobart Art Prize, which has returned to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) for 2014.

This year the prize attracted 260 entries across both categories, with 55 finalists chosen and winners announced at the exhibition’s official opening at the museum on Friday 26 September.

NSW artist Rew Hank’s work Banks, which one’s mine? won the $15,000 acquisitive prize for printmaking, and South Australian artist Tom Moore’s work Light Bulb Moment won the $15,000 acquisitive prize for glass.

Several artists were also highly commended for their works: Tasmanian Milan Milojevic and NSW’s Tony Ameneiro in printmaking and the ACT’s Nadege Desgenetez and South Australian Nick Mount in glass.

The 2014 prize was judged by TMAG Senior Curator of Decorative Arts Peter Hughes, the University of South Australia’s Gabriella Bisetto and Michael Kempson from the University of New South Wales.

Visitors can now 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, and to download a copy of the exhibition catalogue, visit the Hobart City Council’s website.

The City of Hobart Art Prize 2014 exhibition is on show in TMAG’s Argyle Galleries until Sunday 23 November 2014.

Image details:
(Top) Rew Hanks, Banks, which one’s mine? (2013), linocut, 120 x 80 cm. Image: Jonathan Wherrett
(Below) Tom Moore, Light Bulb Moment (2014), blown and solid glass, painted wood base, brass filament, 94 x 37 x 33 cm. Image: Jonathan Wherrett