HAHNDORF ACADEMY PRESENTS
THE HEYSEN PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE 2020
THE HEYSEN PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE –ACQUISITIVE $20,000
PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE – NON-ACQUISITIVE $1,000
2020 has had many challenges in Australia with bushfires and COVID-19 and artists have unreservedly supported the nation during these uncertain times. To celebrate and recognize Australian artists, Hahndorf Academy has raised the arts prize money from $15,000 to $20,000.
The Hahndorf Academy’s Heysen Prize for Landscape celebrates the Australian landscape and environment. It was established in 1997 to commemorate the life and work of the internationally renowned, artist, Sir Hans Heysen (1877-1968).
Hans Heysen had a deep connection with the natural landscape and is best known for his paintings of majestic eucalyptus trees surrounding his property in Hahndorf as well as the vast landscapes of the Flinders Ranges in the mid-north of South Australia. Heysen actively conserved the mature trees on the land surrounding his home and studio at Hahndorf and, through his art, drew attention to the natural beauty of the Australian landscape and significantly contributed to an awareness of the need to protect the natural environment.
The Heysen Prize for Landscape 2020 invites artists to express their deep connection with – or concern for – the Australian landscape and environment and to pay homage to Hans Heysen as an artist and environmentalist.
This contemporary art prize is a biennial event celebrating emerging, mid-career and established artists and their connection to landscape and place. The word 'landscape' includes all possible aspects of the natural, rural, and urban landscape.
Judges are Hugo Michell, Owner of Hugo Michell Gallery and Fulvia Mantelli, Director of Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Heysen Prize for Landscape 2020 dates
- Open for entries June 1, 2020 – close of entries October 2, 2020
- Judging of entries October 6-9 (approx. dates) notification to artists October 12
- Finalist exhibition December 14, 2020 to February 14, 2021
- Exhibition opening December 14, 2020 to announce the winner
The prize is open for 2D and 3D works.