HADLEY'S ART PRIZE | CONGRATULATIONS PETER MUNGKURI!
The new Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is Australia’s wealthiest landscape art award. The prize is to be held annually as a celebration for painting, printmaking and drawing. The prize was designed to reconnect with the history of art exhibitions at Hadley’s Orient Hotel and promote the work of contemporary Australian landscape artists.
This year’s entrants were asked to base their works on the theme of ‘history and place’ by creating connections between the past and landscape. This was to be done through stories, traditions or memories.
We’d like to congratulate Peter Mungkuri, an Indigenous artist, who has won this year’s prize. Mungkuri’s depiction of his birthplace, titled ‘Ngura Wiru’ (meaning ‘Good Country’). His work was created with ink and speaks of Mungkuri’s connection to the town of Fregon.
The winning piece is currently on show at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, alongside the work of the 41 award finalists. The prize is also an acquisitive award. The winning entry has been added to Hadley’s permanent art collection, which will be open to the public.
Hadley’s Art Prize Exhibition
Hadley’s Orient Hotel
15 July – 25 August