John Leslie Art Prize

Entries are now open for the John Leslie Art Prize 2016

Artists are invited to enter up to two original paintings that interpret the theme 'landscape'. A Gallery-appointed panel will shortlist a selection of finalists to exhibit at the Gallery from 3 September to 20 November 2016.

A panel of guest judges will determine two prizes -

First Prize


Best Gippsland Work

To be eligible for Best Gippsland Work Entrants must live or work within the Gippsland region defined by the borders of Wellington, Latrobe, East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shire Councils.

Entries Close

5.00pm Friday 15 July 2016

Opening and Announcement of Winner

6.00pm Friday 2 September 2016

2016 Judging Panel

Marielle Soni, Senior Art Consultant, Artbank Melbourne

Melinda Martin, Director, Linden New Art, Melbourne

Shannon Smiley, Artist, winner John Leslie Art Prize 2014

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

How to enter

Entry Form and Conditions of Entry (234KB)

The Prize is made possible by the generous ongoing support of Gippsland Art Gallery’s long time Patron, John Leslie O.B.E.


Past Winners 
2014 Shannon Smiley
2012  Tony Lloyd
2010  Jason Cordero 
2008  Andrew Mezei 
2006  Brigid Cole-Adams 
2004  Mark McCarthy 
2002  Vera Möller
2000  David Keeling 


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