Hutchins Art Prize
The Hutchins Art Prize is a nationally recognised biennial award for works on paper. The award is open to artists working in Australasia and the Pacific rim and offers a first prize of $15,000. The 2013 exhibition will be held at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart from 15–27 October 2013.
Entries are NOW OPEN for the Hutchins Art Prize 2013
- Entries close 5.00 pm Friday 14 June 2013
- Pre-selection Monday 17 June - Monday 29 July 2013
- Finalists notified by Friday 9 August 2013
- Works to The Hutchins School 4.00 pm Friday 11 October 2013
- Announcement of winners Monday 14 October 2013
- Exhibition Tuesday 15 October - Sunday 27 October 2013
- Collection of works Monday 28 October 2013
Raymond Arnold - Artist, Director of LARQ Gallery and Studio, Queenstown, Tasmania
Elizabeth Gower - Artist, Lecturer, Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne.
Maria Zagala - Associate Curator Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Geoff Dyer (Guest Judge) - Internationally acclaimed Tasmanian painter and former winner of the Archibald.
The Judging Panel will be chaired by the Hutchins Art Curator and artist, John Ancher, who will exercise a deciding vote if the Judging Panel’s deliberations are deadlocked.
The Hutchins Art Prize seeks to recognise the inspiration and invention of artists working on paper. The judges will select works for the Hutchins Art Prize exhibition that:
- extend the creative possibilities of their medium
- exhibit conceptual strength
- demonstrate excellence
The winner of the Hutchins Art Prize will be the work that, in the opinion of the judges, best exemplifies the above criteria.
All entries are to be works on paper. Submissions for the award must be original pieces completed since 1 January 2010 and executed by the artist whose name appears on the entry form.
Works previously exhibited in works on paper exhibitions are ineligible.
Dimensions of works in final exhibition
Any wall-mounted work to be included in the final exhibition is to be no greater than 250cm in height or width and 50cm in depth.
Any three dimensional work to be included in the final exhibition is to have a maximum footprint of 1 metre squared. Its longest dimensions must not exceed 250cm.
- a non-refundable entry fee of $45 (including GST)
- a one page A4 CV summarising their current biographical and exhibition details
- a maximum of two images of the work (TIF or JPG files, maximum 5MB), submitted on CD or electronically (mark all CDs with the artist’s name and the title of the work)
Artists please note: Submit a clear image of your work. With complex or large entries, an extra detail study may assist the judges to read the work more accurately. It is recommended that you engage a competent photographer to produce the submission image. Selection of your work as a finalist will depend on the impact of your image.
Payment of the entry fee can be made by internet banking, cheque or by phoning through your credit card details. Full information about payment methods will be emailed upon submission of the online entry form, or can be obtained by contacting John Ancher on 03 6221 4215 or email email@example.com
Closing date for entries
Entries must be received by 5.00 pm Friday 14 June 2013.
The judges will select approximately 60 finalists who will be invited to send their works to Hobart for inclusion in the Hutchins Art Prize exhibition where judging will take place.
Finalists will be notified of their selection by Friday 9 August 2013. Finalists’ works must arrive at The Hutchins School by 4.00 pm on Friday 11 October 2013.
Works must be suitably framed or otherwise prepared for exhibition and be labelled with title and the artist’s name and address. Any works damaged during transit may not be presented for judging. The decision of the judges will be final.
The finalists’ exhibition will be held at: The Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Works may be delivered directly to the Long Gallery on Friday 11 October 2013 after arrangements have been made with John Ancher.
The fine print
Reproduction of works
Artists whose works are selected for exhibition shall allow their works to be reproduced in all official printed and promotional material linked to the Hutchins Art Prize and they shall also allow the reproduction of their works for the fair purpose of study and/or review. The rights herein given to Hutchins are limited and non-exclusive.
A prize of $15,000 will be awarded to the winning work which will become the property of The Hutchins Foundation Ltd without further payment to the artist.
The Hillross Award, a non-acquisitive prize of $2,000, will be awarded as the Judges’ Special Commendation to the work that most successfully extends the discipline of making art on paper.
Note: Interstate winners of the Hutchins Art Prize or the Hillross Award will be flown to Hobart to receive their awards in person. They will be accommodated for one night at Wrest Point Casino.
The Artery Student Award, $1,000 worth of art materials donated by Artery, will be awarded to the best entry from a student. For the purposes of the Hutchins Art Prize, a student will be enrolled as a full or part-time post-secondary undergraduate or Masters student at a recognised art college or school.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a cheque for $500.
The insurance of works in transit and while at the exhibition venue will be the responsibility of the artist.Works will be unpacked and later repacked with due care in the packaging they arrived in. Works will be exhibited according to artists’ instructions with due care exercised at all times. The Hutchins Foundation Ltd or its agents will accept no liability for loss and/or damage arising from the repacking of works, or loss and/or damage during transit.
The cost of freight to and from Hobart is the responsibility of the artists. Hutchins will make every effort to secure a favourable freight arrangement with a chosen carrier. Finalists will be given details.
Artists who sell their works at the exhibition will be charged a 30% commission.
Collection of works
Works not dispatched as freight must be removed from the exhibition venue between 10.00 am and noon on Monday 28 October 2013 or from the School on Tuesday 29 October 2013 during school hours.
The organising committee thanks the official sponsors of the 2013 Hutchins Art Prize.
GST applies to the Hutchins Art Prize where relevant.
The Hutchins Foundation Ltd
ABN 32 009 508 936
His Excellency The Honourable
Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania
For further information please contact John Ancher on 03 6221 4215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hutchins Art Prize is managed and staged by The Hutchins School with the support of The Hutchins Foundation.