THE CLARENCE PRIZE

MARCH 13 TO APRIL 12 2015

Clarence City Council launched the biennial Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design in 2007.  The Prize is an acquisitive exhibition open to Australian designers and Craftspeople. The aims of the Clarence Prize are to promote excellence and innovation in art/design practice, to enhance the City of Clarence art collection with the acquisition of significant works and to present a high quality exhibition of furniture design.

The Clarence Prize is finding its niche within Australia’s art community as a prize that represents the work of established and emerging designers demonstrating the strength of the furniture design discipline in Tasmania and across Australia.

“With its focus on furniture design, the Clarence Prize is establishing a solid position in the biennial arts prize calendar, for both artists and designers, and lovers of art and design,” said Ald Doug Chipman, Mayor of Clarence.

“The Prize contributes to Tasmania’s reputation as a leading cultural hub, brimming with vibrant arts experiences.”

In 2015 one acquisitive prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the winner. The work will be acquired into the Clarence Collection. One non-acquisitive prize of $1,500 will be awarded for a work that is highly commended. One non-acquisitive encouragement award of $1,500 will be made to an emerging artist/designer. Entry forms are available in late February.  Prize winners will be announced on 13 August.

Previous winners include - Sally Brown 2007, Fukotoshi Ueno 2009, Simon Ancher 2011 and Laura McCusker 2013.

For information:

Tracey Cockburn 03 6245 8784

tcockburn@ccc.tas.gov.au