City of Hobart Art Prize

The City of Hobart Art Prize has not taken place since 2015. During this time, we have undertaken an extensive review. We are excited to announce that on 23 April 2018 the Council endorsed a new model to replace the City of Hobart Art Prize. The program will be publicly launched in February/March 2019.

To find out more please phone 03 6238 2430 or email

Past winners and exhibition catalogues

The City of Hobart Art Prize has awarded artists, designers and craftspeople Australia-wide. Featuring in the City's annual cultural program for the past 27 years, this public exhibition is hosted annually by our friends at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Year Artist Title  Category Medium Exhibition Catalogue 
2015 Kirsten Coelho  What we thought we needed  Ceramics Porcelain, matt white glaze, banded iron oxide and saturated iron glaze

Exhibition Catalogue 2015(PDF, 4MB)

  Cameron McRae  Donk, Trip, Smack Drawing Pencil on paper  
2014  Rew Hanks  Banks, which one's mine?  Printmaking  Linocut  Exhibition Catalogue 2014(PDF, 7MB)  
  Tom Moore  Light Bulb Moment  Glass Blown and solid glass painted wood base, brass filament   
2013  Anthony Johnson  Stutter Open Media Galvanised steel shelving units Exhibition Catalogue 2013(PDF, 3MB)  
2012  Katie Petyarre  Bush Orange  Paint  Synthetic polymer on Beligian linen  Exhibition Catalogue 2012(PDF, 2MB)  
  Julia deVille  Charon Fibre Taxidermy guinea pig, chain mail, sterling silver, black garnets  
2011  Megan Keating Pulp and Smoke Paper  Hand cut paper, pins Exhibition Catalogue 2011(PDF, 2MB)  
  Colin Langridge  Bulb  Wood Celery-top pine, polyurethane glue, varnish, enamel paint   
2010  James Newitt  Dreams  Digital Media  2 channel 16:9 HDV, stereo sound 8:10 min  Exhibition Catalogue 2010(PDF, 1MB)  
  Gerry Wedd  Silent Spring  Ceramics  Porcelain paperclay, cool ice, slips