Past Judges


2024
Mary Mulcahy

Director Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) | Hobart

Ralph Hobbs

Director Nanda\Hobbs Gallery | Sydney

Dr Malcom Bywaters

Director Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania | Launceston

Rick Amor

Melbourne based artist

2023
Suzanne Cotter

Director Museum of Contemporary Art | New South Wales

Lucienne Rickard

Tasmanian based artist

Bill Nuttall

Director Niagara Gallery | Victoria

2022
Tony Ellwood AM

Director National Gallery of Victoria

Michael Reid OAM

Chairman & Director Michael Reid Galleries | New South Wales

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson

Tasmanian based artist

2021
Philip Bacon AM

Director, Philip Bacon Gallery | Queensland

Tracey Puklowski

Director Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Director Creative Arts and Cultural Services, City of Launceston

Julie Gough

Artist and Curator | Tasmania

2020
Chris Saines

Director Queensland Art Gallery | Museum of Modern Art

Fiona Lowry

Sydney based artist

Jarrod Rawlins

Senior Curator Museum of Old and New Art | Hobart

2019
Barry Keldoulis

Sydney CEO and Group Fairs, and Director of Art Fairs Australia Pty Ltd

Joan Ross

Sydney based artist

Janet Carding

Director, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery | Hobart

2018
Dr Jane Deeth

Director, New Audiences for Art

Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw

Art Curator, Advisor and Advocate

Tony Stephens

Director, ArtBank

2017
Eleonora Triguboff

Director of ARTAND

Dr Mary Knights

Senior Curator of Art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Ben Quilty

Artist

2016
Maudie Palmer AO

Independent Curator

Fiona Hall

Adelaide based contemporary artist

Sean Kelly

Arts Officer at Moonah Arts Centre

2015
Elizabeth Ann McGregor OBE

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

Francis Parker

Curator, Monash University Museum of Art

Dr Ellie Ray

Director of the Devonport Regional Gallery

2014
Julie Ewington

Curatorial Manager, Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery

Tim Storrier AM

New South Wales based artist

Michael Edwards

Director, Contemporary Art Tasmania

2013
Dr Frances Lindsay

Curator, arts administrator and Deputy Director at the National Gallery of Victoria

Dr Peter Hill

Scottish-born Australian artist, writer, independent curator and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs at Melbourne’s RMIT University

Jasmin Stephens

Independent curator based in Perth, Western Australia

2012
Doug Hall AM

Long-time advocate for contemporary art especially in Australia and Asia

Jan Senbergs

Melbourne based artist, represented in many major national and international art galleries

Brigita Ozolins

Artist and academic at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania

2011
Anthony Bond OAM

Assistant Director, Curatorial & Head Curator International Art, Art Gallery of NSW

Francis Parker

Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery

Prof Marie Sierra

Head of School of Visual & Performing Arts, University of Tasmania

2010
Imants Tillers

Artist, Trustee of Art Gallery of New South Wales

Maudie Palmer OA

Funding Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art

Jane Stewart

Coordinating Curator of Art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2009
John McDonald

Author, Art Critic Sydney Morning Herald

John Beard

Artist

Alex Baker

Senior Curator Contemporary Art National Gallery of Victoria

2008
Peter Timms

Art Critic and Author

Professor Ian North

Artist, Writer and Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia

Kelly Gellatly

Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria

2007
John Wolseley

Melbourne based artist

Craig Judd

Co-ordinating Curator Fine Art, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery

Robyn Daw

Brisbane based artist and Arts Consultant