Eskleigh's 2017-18 Tasmanian Art Award – people’s choice

Held for the first time at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the exhibition features selected works from the Eskleigh collection showcasing winners of The Tasmanian Art Award for the past 25 years Artists who have won this prestigious award include:

2016 Rachel Howell                 2015 Penny Mason           2014 Josh Foley               

2013 Cheryl Sims                   2012 Graeme Whittle          2011 David Lake             

2010 Donna Lougher              2009 Paul Becker               2008 Jack James       

2007 Ann Kearon                    2006 Melissa Smith           2004 Melissa Smith

2003 Katie Woodroffe            2002 Junko Go                   2001 Junko Go                 

2000 Naomi Nathan              1999 Peter Waddle             1998 Helene Weeding         

1997 Carol Anderson          1996 Michael Mc Williams    1995 Stephen Coull             

1994 Peter Stephenson       1993 Tom Samek               1992 Carol Dell

‘Celebration’ also features new artworks from many of these artists that are offered for sale. You can make your bid Online at and via the tablet devices or tender forms located at the exhibition from November 3.

About the Tasmanian Art Award

Tasmanian Art Award at Eskleigh was conceived as a competition, exhibition, and sale of works. The format was designed to facilitate the public’s exposure to the work of artists and to reward their efforts with cash prizes and the announcement of annual award for excellence decided by a panel of independent judges.

The inaugural exhibition was held in May 1992 and won by Carol Dell (Reynolds), of Launceston, for her oil painting titled View with a Red Roof. This work was acquired by Eskleigh and marked the start of the Eskleigh Art Collection. Since its inception, the Eskleigh Art Collection has grown to 24 works, independently valued at $110,000.

All proceeds benefit the Eskleigh residents. Funds raised from this years exhibition will be used to purchase a new purpose built wheelchair bus which will increase the Community Access program for Eskleigh residents and clients.

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