2018 Bruny Prize | Call for entries

The ‘Bruny Prize’ encourages emerging and established artists to explore concepts of identity and environment, including the relationship between people and the physical world. The 2018 theme is ‘Art of Adaptation’, which encompasses the way communities negotiate challenges such as climate adaptation.

Dr Graham Bury, Foundation chair said: ‘The Foundation is delighted to attract artists from around Australia to create works that speak to the theme of environment and identity; which is of immediate and lasting relevance for Bruny Island and the Kingborough region.’

Winner Bruny Prize 2016 – Amanda Davies, write the things which thou hast seen…, oil on linen, 51 x 41cm


This year the prize has more than doubled, with $20,000 awarded to the winner, $1,500 for the highly commended work and a $500 art supplies voucher awarded to the People’s Choice.

‘BRUNY18’ judges include Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director, Museum of Cotemporary Art Australia; Fiona Hall AO, celebrated Australian artist; and Jarrod Rawlins, Curator, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

Former Minister for the Arts, Dr Vanessa Goodwin and Mona Curator, Jarrod Rawlins with Amanda Davies in front of her 2016 winning painting ‘write the things which thou hast seen…’

Entries close Monday 16 July with finalists announced on Saturday August 25 2018. Prize winners will be announced at the opening event on Saturday 13 October, at the Alonnah Hall on Bruny Island, Tasmania. The public is encouraged to attend, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and judges. The exhibition runs until October 21 2018.