The Mitcham Art Prize is a Gallery One initiative which was established to support and exhibit local artists.
2018 is the fifth year of the exhibition and the third year where the prize will be judged, as well as continuing the popular People’s Choice Awards. In 2016, the judges were exhibition curator Russell Starke OAM, and well-known Adelaide artists Margaret Slape-Phillips and Arthur Phillips. Russell Starke returned to curate and judge the 2017 Mitcham Art Prize, with fellow judges artists Emma Hack and Margaret Tuckey.
Mitcham Art Prize and exhibition is supported generously by local business and community sponsors. Past and present sponsors include David Smallacombe, the Rotary Club of Mitcham SA, the City of Mitcham, the Mayor of Mitcham Donation Fund, Claridge Motors, Dan Murphy’s, Geoff Weaver Winemaker and Art to Art. In 2017 Mitcham Art Prize was also supported by a City of Mitcham Community Development Grant.
The Gala event on Closing Night of the exhibition features a silent art auction of Cigar Box Lid paintings. In 2016 contributing artists were Alison Mitchell, Margaret Slape-Phillips, Dieter Engler, Robert Hannaford, Glenn Kestrell, Greg O’Leary, Arthur Phillips and Alan Louis Ramachandran.
Our Cigar Box Lid artists for 2018 are
Ken Done – Andrew Baines – Ross Morgan – JA Arnott – Rod Bax – Barry Andersen – Stephen Skillitzi – Don Lock!
Tickets for the Gala event are $15 and can be purchased in advance from Gallery One or at the door on the night (Saturday November 10th).
Prize winners 2016
Gala Night 2015