image detail: Natalya Hughes, Australia, born 1977, Olympia, 2016, photographic print on Hahnemule paper, 65 x 95 cm; Courtesy artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photo: Carl Warner

Ramsay Art Prize

Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation

Now open until 25 August 2017

A new $100,000 national art prize supporting contemporary artists under 40.

The Ramsay Art Prize invites entries from Australian contemporary artists under 40 working in any medium. Held every two years and presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize is an ongoing acquisitive prize. Finalists will be selected by an international judging panel. The selected work will be included in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The 2017 Ramsay Art Prize finalist exhibition will be complemented with a People’s Choice Prize supported by sponsor Lipman Karas. The People’s Choice Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 chosen by a public vote.

‘Opportunities for artists at pivotal moments in their career have the potential to change the course of Australian art.’
Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia

The Ramsay Art Prize exhibition and learning program assists educators in supporting students’ exploration, engagement, and understanding of contemporary Australian art.

Opportunities exist for students and educators to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts through the strands of ‘Responding’ and ‘Making’, by considering the cultural and historical contexts in which the works were created, connecting to Cross-curriculum priorities and General capability themes.

Learning opportunities offered through the program include:
- responding by using eyes, ears and imaginations
- discussing how and why works are made (and displayed)
- exploring varieties of techniques and materials
- sharing what is seen as an audience 

Ramsay Art Prize Interpretive Resource available here >

Guided and self-guided exhibition visits for schools
Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or experience the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning.
Limited guided sessions available.
When Weekdays until 25 August 2017 
Suitable Early years, primary and secondary students and educators.
Cost Free. Maximum of 30 students per class.
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request.  


Learning at the Gallery
Telephone (08) 8207 7033
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

The Gallery’s Learning and Educator programs are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of Education and Child Development.

image: Artist Nell and Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Leigh Robb, inaugural judges of the Ramsay Art Prize 2017 with Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Nick Mitzevich.



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