The 2011 City of Hobart Art Prize has been on exhibition since July 23 and has so far proved to be an extremely popular addition to Tasmania’s winter calendar of events.
It is an annual event featuring contemporary visual arts, craft and design artworks that provides visitors with a fantastic opportunity to view a variety of interesting and award-winning pieces.
The competition attracts entries from a wide spectrum of fields such as artists, designers and craftspeople from across the nation.
Combining contemporary visual arts, craft and design practice into a single exhibition. The categories in 2011 are wood – exhibiting three-dimensional pieces or installations not limited to any particular process, and paper – works on or of paper or cardboard not limited to any particular process.
In 2010 the prize focused on the themes of digital media and ceramics. As always it is an event that promotes the talents of locals as well as artists from throughout Australia.
The display is being held at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery – the state’s leading natural, cultural and heritage organisation. A combination of museum, gallery and herbarium, it describes its role as one of safeguarding the physical evidence of the southern state’s natural and cultural heritage – and the cultural identity of the local people.
The museum is located at 40 Macquarie Street, Hobart and you can discover more about the venue or the exhibition by visiting its website. General admission is free, making this an ideal chance to see quality artwork on display in a fabulous building.
The City of Hobart Art Prize will be running until Sunday, September 18 so there is still plenty of time to see it for yourself – just don’t leave it too late or you might have to come back for next year’s prize.