2020 John Leslie Art Prize Finalists Announced

In News April 15, 2020

Congratulations to Rick Matear, Paul Miller and Sarah Tomasetti who have been announced as finalists in the John Leslie Art Prize 2020.

Inaugurated in 2000, the John Leslie Art Prize is a national, biennial prize for landscape painting, named after the former Patron of the Gippsland Art Gallery, John Leslie OBE (1919-2016). The continuation of the Prize is made possible through the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation.

This year the Gallery received 409 artworks submitted by 334 artists from all over Australia, 50 of which have been selected as finalists. The three-member selection panel, comprising Gallery Director Simon Gregg, Curator Erin Mathews, and Art Critic Robert Nelson was impressed by the quality and variety of entries. Each of the finalists will be vying for the $20,000 Prize, with the winning work to be automatically acquired for the Gallery’s permanent collection.

To view the finalists and to vote online for the People’s Choice Award, click here.

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti  Kailash from the Air  2019  oil and incision on fresco plaster  220 x 130 cm

Images below: Rick Matear  Tyre stack  2019  acrylic on linen  91 x 122 cm

Paul Miller  The Big Blue Pool  2019  watercolour on paper  60 x 168 cm