The Paddington Art Prize is a $25,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.
The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.
The organizers would like to remind everyone that this year, online submissions will close 1 month early on August 17th, 2018. Also, Opening Night and the Exhibition of National Finalists will be held at MENZIES ART BRANDS, 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington on Monday, September 17th.
Online artist submissions are open on the Paddington Art Prize website and organizers are proud to announce that the prize money for our main prize has increased to $30,000.
Paddington Art Prize are thrilled to welcome DEFIANCE GALLERY as a new sponsor this year. They will offer 2 unrepresented artists, who have been selected as finalists, the opportunity to show with Defiance Gallery at Mary Place Gallery in 2019.
The 3 judges for this year are Katrina Cashman, Assistant Director/ Senior Curator at Mosman Regional Art Gallery; artist Tony Costa, our 2014 Paddington Art Prize winner and Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, artist & Associate Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design.