FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding The Hadley’s Art Prize. If you have any further questions after reading this page, then you can use the contact form to get in touch.

How did the Hadley’s Art Prize come about? 

The Hadley’s Art Prize evolved from the fascinating history of Hadley’s Orient Hotel, which is interwoven with art, particularly landscape art. Owner Don Neil dreamt up the Hadley’s Art Prize on the 90th anniversary of the hotel’s first art exhibition. The prize celebrates this milestone. For Don it is also a way of giving back to the art community as artists and art-loving tourists have been flocking to Hobart and filling hotels in recent years.

The Hadley’s Art Prize is an acquisitive award. The collection of winning artists will be displayed at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.

Is there a theme for this year’s prize? 

The Hadley’s Art Prize will be awarded to the work the judges deem to be the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.

How do you define landscape?

Artists are invited to think openly about the notion of landscape in terms of visually engaging with and representing place. Australian seas and skies are accepted as landscapes.

What mediums are accepted?

May be in any medium but must be two dimensional (2D) and wall-mountable (excluding film and unmanipulated photographs on paper). Work that is partly photographic in nature but whereby other materials or processes have been used to physically or digitally manipulate the image may be accepted but only at the curator’s absolute discretion.

What is the maximum size limit?

160cm (height) x 160cm (width). This must include framing. A stretched canvas is considered framed.

Will you accept work slightly over the size limit?

For consistency and fairness, we are only accepting entries that meet the requirements in the Conditions of Entry. The maximum size is by height and width, not by total square cm. The maximum size must include framing.

Is there a maximum weight? 

The maximum weight is 20kg.

How can I enter the prize?

An entry requires:
– Completion of the online entry form
– A non-refundable entry fee of $40 (GST inclusive) per submission
– A high-resolution image of the artwork (recommended minimum 2500 x 2500 pixels)
– A short artist statement/story (no more than 100 words) about the work
– An up-to-date 1-page artist CV

Entries are open from 6 January 2020 – 6 April 2020.

A panel of three Australian art specialist judges will select the finalists, the winner and the recipients of highly commended prizes. For more about the judges click here.

Is there another way I can enter the prize? Is there a hard copy entry form that can be sent in? 

Entries can only be made through the online entry form. This is the most efficient way to collate the entries for judging.

I am an Australian artist who is currently doing an art residency overseas, can I still enter the prize?

Yes if you are an Australian citizen.

When do entries close?

Monday 6 April 5pm AEST.  The online entry portal will close at this time. No late entries will be accepted.

When will I find out if I’m a finalist? 

Finalists will be notified by email and mail as soon as judging is complete in May 2020. Finalists will be notified by email and mail and then be listed online at hadleysartprize.com.au

Where and when will the exhibition of finalists be held?

At Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street Hobart from Saturday 25 July 2020 – Sunday 23 August 2020.

How can I book to stay during the exhibition? 

Hadley’s Orient Hotel will have special accommodation packages available during the exhibition. Accommodation can be booked through the Hadley’s Orient Hotel website.

For more information, visit the contact page to get in touch

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding The Hadley’s Art Prize. If you have any further questions after reading this page, then you can use the contact form to get in touch.

How did the Hadley’s Art Prize come about? 

The Hadley’s Art Prize evolved from the hotel’s fascinating history, which is interwoven with art, particularly landscape art. Owner Don Neil dreamt up the Hadley’s Art Prize on the 90th anniversary of the hotel’s first art exhibition. The prize celebrates this milestone. For Don it is also a way of giving back to the art community as artists and art-loving tourists have been flocking to Hobart and filling hotels in recent years.

The Hadley’s Art Prize is an acquisitive award building towards a collection of art exhibited at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.

Is there a theme for this year’s prize? 

The Hadley’s Art Prize will be awarded to what the judges deem to be the best portrayal of the Australian landscape.

How do you define landscape?

Artists are invited to think openly about the notion of landscape in terms of visually engaging with and representing place. Australian seas and skies are accepted.

What mediums are accepted?

May be in any medium (excluding photography and film), but must be two dimensional (2D) and wall-mountable.

What is the maximum size limit?

160cm (height) x 160cm (width). This must include framing. A stretched canvas is considered framed.

Will you accept work slightly over the size limit?

For consistency and fairness, we are only accepting entries that meet the requirements in the Conditions of Entry. The maximum size is by height and width, not by total square cm. The maximum size must include framing.

Is there a maximum weight? 

The maximum weight is 20kg.

How can I enter the prize?

An entry requires:
– Completion of the online entry form
– A non-refundable entry fee of $40 (GST inclusive) per submission
– A high-resolution image of the artwork (minimum 2500 x 2500 pixels)
– A short artist statement or story about the work (no more than 100 words)
– An up-to-date 1-page artist CV

A panel of three Australian art specialist judges will select the finalists, the winner and the recipients of highly commended prizes.  Click here to learn more about this year’s judges.

Is there another way I can enter the prize? Is there a hard copy entry form that can be sent in? 

Entries can only be made through the online entry form. This is the most efficient way to collate the entries for judging.

I am an Australian artist who is currently doing an art residency overseas, can I still enter the prize?

Yes if you are an Australian citizen.

When do entries close?

Entries close on Monday 6 April at 5.00 pm AEST. No late entries will be accepted.

When will I find out if I’m a finalist? 

Finalists will be notified and announced as soon as the judging is complete in May.

When will the winner be announced?

At the exhibition opening on Friday 24 July 2020 at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.

Where and when will the exhibition of finalists be held?

At Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street Hobart from Saturday 25 July 2020 – Sunday 23 August 2020.

How can I book to stay during the exhibition? 

Hadley’s Orient Hotel will have special accommodation packages available during the exhibition. Accommodation can be booked through the Hadley’s Orient Hotel website.

For more information, you can contact the prize curator, Dr Amy Jackett on curator@hadleysartprize.com.au