The continuation of the Prize is made possible by the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation, and 2024 marks its 13th iteration.
Prizes include the John Leslie $30,000 Acquisitive Prize as well as a $1,000 non-acquisitive prize for the ‘Best Gippsland Work’.
An exhibition of finalists will be exhibited from 7 September to 24 November 2024, with the announcement of winners taking place at the launch on Friday 6 September at 6.00pm.
Please read these Terms and Conditions of Entry. It is assumed the entrant has read and accepted the Terms and Conditions of Entry when they enter the Prize.
1.1 The John Leslie Art Prize is open to any artist living and working in Australia.
1.2 Entrants may submit up to two entries. Entries must be paintings in any medium, and must not exceed 200 x 250cm (including frame) each. The theme of the Prize is ‘landscape’, which may be interpreted in any way.
1.3 Entries must have been completed after 1 March 2022.
1.4 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.
1.5 Each individual artwork is only eligible to win one of the two Prizes. Either the John Leslie Art Prize 2024 – $30,000 (acquisitive), or ‘Best Gippsland Work’ – $1,000 (non-acquisitive).
2.1 A non-refundable payment of $35.00 is applicable for each entry. The Gippsland Art Gallery will not store any payment details, or share your information with a third party.
2.2 To be eligible for entry please submit:
a) A completed entry form online
b) Payment of $35.00 or $70.00
c) A 300dpi image suitable for reproduction of the artwork/s
Entries must be received by the Gallery by midnight (AEST) on Friday 19 July 2024.
2.3 Entries must be submitted online at www.gippslandartgallery.com/prizes
3.1 All entrants will be notified about the selection of finalists via email by Monday 5 August 2024. The decision of the selection panel is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.2 Artworks selected for exhibition must be professionally presented, free of dirt and insect contamination, and ready to hang with either two D-rings or hanging wire attached.
4.1 Artworks selected for exhibition must be delivered to the Gallery no later than Friday 30 August 2024.
4.2 Artworks that the Gallery considers to be defamatory or likely to cause offense will not be exhibited.
4.3 All work exhibited must be available for sale. The Gallery reserves the right to first option for purchase. Enquiries received from exhibition visitors regarding the sale of artworks will be directed to the artist or his/her agent. The Gallery does not charge commission on sales made through exhibition at the Gallery. The Gallery will not receive or hold payment (whole or in part).
4.4 Entries are required to remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
5.1 Finalists agree to allow the Gallery to photograph and reproduce their work for the purpose of promoting the John Leslie Art Prize, for a period not exceeding two years from the closure of the exhibition. Any reproductions of artworks will provide full attribution of the artist.
5.2 Employees of Wellington Shire Council and members of their immediate families are ineligible for entry.