Tasmanian Portrait Prize review

It has been our privilege to create and run this event, but we have recently undertaken a review of the program and decided it‘s time for us to change direction.

2019 Winners

Winner

Mongrel

George Kennedy

Runner-Up

A Night at the Buffet

Chas Hughes

Sponsors Choice

Self Portrait with Overturned Wheel Barrow

Joshua Andree

About TPP

The Tasmanian Portrait Prize was a prestigious award for Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under.

For the past 12 years RACT Insurance has run the Tasmanian Portrait Prize, encouraging emerging artists to share their talent with the broader Tasmanian community.

During that time, over 850 entrants have won more than $100,000 in prizes, and finalists have enjoyed a taste of commercial success by appearing at exhibitions around the state.

It has been our privilege to create and run this event, but we have recently undertaken a review of the program and decided it‘s time for us to change direction. The art sector has grown substantially since we began; there are now a raft of new competitions available to young artists. With this in mind, we will be taking a step back and closing down the Portrait Prize.

2018 Winners

Winner

The Rest

Sam Mountford & Tess Campbell

Runner-Up

Crete

Harriet Wilson

Sponsors Choice

The Italian Museum (Nonna’s House)

Ariel Ruby

Judge’s Commendation

Elude

Joel Parkinson

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