John Leslie Art Prize

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Applications close
19 July 2024
Announced
6 September 2024
Prize money
AUD $30,000
Location
VIC, Australia
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John Leslie Art Prize

This is a biennial event - it is held every even year.

2020 - 409 artworks submitted by 334 artists. 50 works have been selected as finalists.

The John Leslie Art Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for landscape painting, and is open to all artists living and working in Australia. The acquisitive Prize is named after John Leslie OBE (1919-2016), Patron of the Gippsland Art Gallery. The continuation of the Prize is made possible by the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation.

Prizes

  • Winner  (acquisitive) - $30,000
  • Best Gippsland work (non-acquisitive) - $1,000

Venue: Gippsland Art Gallery, Wellington Centre, Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street, Sale, VIC 3850

Contact: Phone the Gallery on  03 5142 3500 or email galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au

Summary
Application dates
26 February 2024 - 19 July 2024
Exhibition dates
7 September 2024 - 27 November 2024
Finalists notified
5 August 2024
Eligibility
National Entries
Prize frequency
Biennial - Even Years
Judges
Dr Sheridan Palmer, Art historian, writer and curator; Simon Gregg, Director, Gippsland Art Gallery; Melanie Caple, Associate Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery
Prize genre
Landscape
Location
Gippsland Art Gallery, Wellington Centre, Port of Sale, 70 Foster Street, Sale, VIC 3850
VIC
Australia
Prizes
AUD $30,000
Fees
An entry fee of $35 is applicable for each entry - maximum of two entries.
Last updated
23 February 2024
Prior Winners
2022: Greg Wood - Winner ($20,000)
2020: Sarah Tomassetti - Winner ($20,000)
2018: Vanessa Kelly - Winner ($20,000)
2016: Amelda Read-Forsythe - Winner ($20,000)
2014: Shannon Smiley - Winner ($20,000)