This exhibition showcases the shortlisted portraits produced by aspiring emerging Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under. Their subjects are Tasmanians who have influenced them in some way. Every year this exhibition attracts diverse, experimental and interesting work that challenges the viewer’s idea of portraiture. The prize is open to artists across many disciplines, who work in a range of media including digital, painting, drawing, textile and photography.
This year the quality and diversity of work has increased and we welcome our three accomplished judges that represent a range of experience and expertise; Jarrod Rawlins is a senior curator at MONA, Barbie Kjar is an award winning artist and Cameron McRae was the 2014 winner of the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize.
Tasmania’s premier portraiture award is the result of a highly successful partnership between RACT Insurance, Clemenger Tasmania and Tasmanian Regional Arts. The objective of the award is to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian artists and provide an opportunity for the public to appreciate the talents of these aspiring Tasmanians.
Wednesday 23 September – Sunday 4 October 2015
Friday 25 September 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Trent Sayer, CEO of RACT Insurance