Tattersall's Club celebrates its 28th year of the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Toowong, with 89 artists participating from across the country. Each artist has submitted a landscape piece in the hope of securing the $30,000 cash prize and having the honour of joining the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize collection.
This year the art prize has once again attracted a wealth of high calibre entrants with 10 of the exhibiting artists being finalists in the 2017 Archibald , Wynne and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and long-time entrant Amanda Penrose Hart won the 2017 Gallipoli Prize. Many of the artists are award winning artists having won or have been finalists in major Australian art awards and prizes. The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize has become nationally recognised as a prominent art award for landscape artists around the country.
A total of 89 artists across Australia have accepted the invitation to participate in this years prize. The prize is acquisitive, and the winning painting is added to the Club’s art collection, alongside its fellow successors.
The 2017 judging panel drawing expertise from Simon Elliott, Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Dr Deborah Hart, Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Emeritus Professor and artist Pat Hoffie and Ernie Ward, Tattersall’s Club Committeeman.
In addition to the landscape art prize, a special feature exhibition titled Places and Faces of Brisbane will showcase artworks of the city’s well loved iconic landmarks and people. This section is a non-competitive exhibition.
The exhibition will be on display at Tattersall’s Club from Monday 4 until Friday 8 September.
Art enthusiasts can both enjoy and purchase the pieces from Monday 11 until Friday 22 September (excluding weekends) with the exhibition being featured in the foyer of the Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane.