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 www.eskleigh.com.au 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.