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Hutchins Art Prize History

The Hutchins Art Prize is a nationally recognised biennial award for works on paper. Artists throughout Australasia and the Pacific Rim may enter.

2015 is the fourteenth year of Hutchins Art Prize. Its evolution from humble beginnings in 1997 to a major national award has been most rewarding. A dramatic increase in entries has occurred over the years. The 2015 Hutchins Art Prize will be the fifth to be staged as a biennial award. The change to a two year format has allowed greater prize money to be offered whilst expanding the competition’s national profile.

The Hutchins Art Prize is a show of national significance, giving Hobart’s art lovers and students a unique opportunity to view work by many of Australia’s leading established and emerging artists.

A prime objective of the Hutchins Art Prize is to highlight the commitment of The Hutchins School to fostering cultural activities for its students. Students are encouraged to take a close interest in the exhibition, and parents and the wider community are presented with a broader perspective of the School.

Explore the history of the Hutchins Art Prize (1997–2013)

2013 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner ($15,000, acquisitive)

Thea Costantino (Western Australia) The Fold 1 & 2

Hillross Award (Judges’ Special Commendation $2,000)

Paul White (Victoria) Aloha Mojave

Artery Student Award ($1,000 worth of art materials)

Robert Mihajlovski (Victoria) Abbotsford

Tasmanian Coffee Roasters People’s Choice Award ($500)

David Frazer (Victoria) Waiting for Rain

2011 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner ($15,000, acquisitive)

Helen Wright (Tasmania) The Exquisite Corpse of Seaweed Man

Hillross Financial Services Award ($2,000)

Natasha Dusenjko (Victoria) The Night Sky Abyssinia 0.001 - 0.006

Artery Student Award ($1,000)

Ashlee Irwin (Tasmania) After Holbein

Road Runners People's Choice Award ($500)

Rew Hanks (New South Wales) The Hunter and Collector

2009 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner ($15,000, acquisitive)

Milan Milojevic (Tasmania) Pinnacle Grouse (after Audubon)

Hillross Financial Services Award ($2,000)

Fiona Cabassi (Victoria) Amongst the Curling Skies

Artery Student Award ($500)

Yvonne Rees-Pagh (Tasmania) Red Riot

2007 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner ($15,000)

Michael Schlitz Divinerer Ground Water Man

Hillross Financial Services Award ($2,000)

Annita Furey Northern Cartographic Intention

Artery Student Award ($500)

Alexi Keywan Last Exit #1

2005 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner ($8,000)

Gosia Wlodarczak Subtitles

Avery Partners Award ($1,000)

Milan Milojevic Bird tree frieze

Hutchins Foundation Award ($1,000)

Helen Wright Nobody knows anything

Artery Student Award ($500)

Sanja Pahoki Self-portrait 2002

Road Runners People’s Choice Award ($500)

Cherry Hood Quillan 2004

2004 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Megan Keating Ride of the Valkyries

The Luke Wagner Framemakers Award

Yvonne Boag Aboji

The Henry Jones Art Hotel Award

Gosia Wlodarczak South East Corner

2003 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Daniel Moynihan Celtic Tool Tiger

Judges’ Selections

Franz Ehmann Speech Grill
Kerry Gregan Redbill
Anna Hoyle Neojumbucks #6
Ron McBurnie Kevin Connor’s Studio

Student Award

Rebecca Stevens How to build a ferro-cement boat

People’s Choice

Anna Hoyle Neojumbucks #6

2002 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Ian Friend For JHP #6

Judges’ Selections

Marion Borgelt Bloodlight Stack: 32 Leaves Figure B
Meg Buchanan Night Prose (unique state)
Milan Milojevic Portrait with a View
Daniel Moynihan Wickerman (Men of Ireland)
Stephen Spurrier B is for Barcelona

Student Award

Not awarded

People’s Choice

Simone Pfister Secret Garden of Insects

2001 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Christopher Hodges Zen

Judges’ Selections

Tim Burns Judd’s Creek
Filomena Coppola Pulse
Ian Friend Prone and speechless dialect #1
Milan Milojevic Two worlds collide
Geoffrey Ricardo Love Street

Student Award

Not awarded

People’s Choice

Diane Perndt Maria island – a visual journal

2000 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Stephen Spurrier The book of first aid and how to use it

Judges’ Selections

Alexis Beckett Mute
Wayne Crowthers The Sea of Quiescence
Ian Friend Metaphysics, Set #2
Milan Milojevic Index of Possibilities
Marzena Wasikowska Untitled (I left Poland)

Student Award

Justin Caleo Gravity

1999 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Glen Clarke Enigma and melancholy #7

Judges’ Selections

Marian Crawford Dear Mother Father / A gift for you
Nick Devlin Untitled (Tableaux) 1999
Lesley Duxbury Drift
Anne Macdonald Petals
Julia Powles Imagining the Sublime

Student Award

Stephen Cramb Into the Abyss and Back

1998 award winners

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Jaqui Stockdale The Handmaid’s Tale

Judges’ Selections

Gordon Bennett Notes to Basquiat
Yvonne Boag Untitled
Franz Ehmann Culture of forgetfulness
Martin King Book of Lands
Milan Milojevic Homage a Borges

1997 award winner

The Hutchins Art Prize Winner

Rod Stennard Laseman’s Sleep

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