Finalists in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize

In Events/Exhibitions May 10, 2019

Mary Tonkin, Plunge in, Kalorama (2019), oil on linen, 180 x 180 cm

Congratulations to John Anderson, Mary Tonkin and Thornton Walker who have been selected as finalists in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize in Hobart

Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers $100,000 to the winning entry. Dating back to 1834, Hadley’s Orient Hotel has a rich and fascinating history interwoven with art, particularly landscape art.

The Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart seeks to contribute to the Tasmanian and Australian art scene, generating interest in cultural tourism and promoting the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.

On the judging panel this year is Curator Jane Clark, artist Raymond Arnold, and professor Susan Mcculloch OAM. The prize is open to all Australian artists over the age of eighteen working in two-dimensional media. The Hadley’s Art Prize is awarded to what the judges deem to be the best portrayal of the Australian landscape. The judges will also select the non-acquisitive Highly Commended Awards of $2,250 each.

There will be a Packing Room Prize of $1000 framing voucher thanks to Wagner Framemakers. The People’s Choice Award, which is also non-acquisitive, will be determined through a public vote.

The winner of the Hadley’s Art Prize will be announced on 19th July 2019. The exhibition will run from 20 July – 18 August.

To view all finalist in this year’s awards, click here.


Thornton Walker, Composition with the sea and rolling hills (2019), oil on canvas, 152 x 122 cm

On the Southern Coast 1

John Anderson, On the Southern Coast (2019), oil on Belgian linen, 152 x 183 cm