The Henry Jones Art Prize considers an emerging artist:

  • Is in the early stages of pursuing a career as an artist, whether a graduate, still studying or having had a career change where art is becoming a priority
  • Deemed by the panel to be an early career artist

The Henry Jones Art Hotel Art Prize is $20,000 and is acquisitive and will be retained by the Federal Group as part of their collection.

A panel of three practicing artists will review entries and nominate finalists for exhibition. From these finalists, a separate judging panel will select the winner.

The Henry Jones Art Prize is open to Tasmanian residents over the age of 18 and is free to enter.

A single piece of work will be considered for the award and is open to two dimensional works in:

  • Painting*
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media

*The term ‘painting’ is to be understood broadly. Any two-dimensional medium (excluding photography and film) is acceptable.

Artwork submitted must have been completed since June 2018.

Artworks previously exhibited in awards and competitions are ineligible.

The overall size is not to exceed 1.3 metres in width or height (including frame) including multi panel work, and not exceed 15kg in weight.

Works must be the created and signed work of the exhibiting artist.

All work must be framed or stretched and dried on a timber frame with no warping securely wired for hanging (including D-rings) and in excellent presentation. The Henry Jones Art Hotel management reserves the right to refuse work deemed unsatisfactory or unsafe for hanging.

All work must be available for sale and sales will be confirmed by email.

A commission of 25% will be retained by The Henry Jones Art Hotel and it is the responsibility of represented artists to advise their gallery of their entry into awards and no negotiations will be entered into with represented artists galleries.

If work is purchased, a tax invoice less 25% commission must be lodged by the artist, before payment by The Henry Jones Art Hotel can be made.

The exhibition is open to public from 28th November – 8th December 2019 at The Henry Jones Art Hotel in the Packing Room and Atrium.

Entries (one only) are to be submitted online by 5pm, 4th October, 2019  and to be eligible it must include:

  • The completed entry form
  • A high quality image of the work
  • Artist Statement
  • A single page CV

Finalists will be notified online on 25th October 2019.

The 2019 The Henry Jones Art Hotel Art Prize is coordinated by a committee representing The Henry Jones Art Hotel. The judges and selection panel will be nominated by The Henry Jones Art Hotel Management and their decision is final.

Sales will be confirmed by email at the end of the exhibition.

All artists must agree to allow their works to be reproduced in any promotional material associated with The Henry Jones Art Hotel.


Whilst works are displayed at the Henry Jones Art Hotel all due care will be taken and the exhibition will be manned during the exhibition’s opening hours. However, the ultimate risk of exhibiting work in a public place rests with the artist.


  • Work delivered must be CLEARLY LABELED on the reverse with the artist name, title and sell price.
  • Delivery of works is to The Henry Jones Art Hotel between 9am – 3:30pm on Monday 25th November, unless otherwise arranged with the art curator.
  • Arrangements must be made for unsold work to be collected from The Henry Jones Art Hotel between from 9am-2 pm on Monday 9th December 2019. No responsibility will be taken for any works not collected within this time.
  • The Exhibition will be open to the public for 11 days from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 28th November –Sunday 8th December 2019.
  • Any packaging used to deliver the item must be taken away as no storage will be available on site for the duration of the exhibition.

*Terms and conditions are subject to change without notification

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