Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation
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
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, 29 May - 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.
Educators are invited to hear about the Ramsay Art Prize with Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art. Certificate of attendance provided.
When late May. Date TBC
Where Meet at The Studio
Suitable Early years, primary, secondary, TRT and pre-service educators
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FURTHER INFORMATION & BOOKINGS
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.