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