The Prize is a showcase of exceptional young artists from grades 11 and 12 in Southern Tasmania and is on show in Rosny Barn from September 6 – 29 2019.

At an awards ceremony this Thursday 5 September Riley-Jack Murtagh-Linnell from Claremont College was announced as the winner of the $1000.00 Future Artists Prize for his digital work Yesn’t.

The winning piece generated the most conversation and questions between the judging panel, with the judges commenting that Riley-Jack’s work was an utterly engaging work that reveals itself slowly, and that despite its simple means, the work’s high production values make for a compelling experience.

Two highly commended awards of $500.00 were made to Jocelyn Wong from The Friends School for her untitled painting and Isabelle Ward from Elizabeth College for her digital image titled Moderate.

Clarence City Council Acting Mayor, Heather Chong said “With the inaugural Future Artists Prize, we are aiming to empower our young people to create with purpose and harness their skills to generate change in their lives and their communities.”

The prize was judged by leading local artists and industry representatives Dr. Steven Carson and Dr Megan Walch who commented on the variety and quality of the entries received for this inaugural exhibition.

Winner Riley-Jack Murtagh-Linnell

Highly commended Jocelyn Wong

Highly commended Isabelle Ward