Open to Australian artists under 40 working in any medium, the Ramsay Art Prize is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and supported in perpetuity by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation. The Prize aims to support and encourage contemporary Australian artists to make their best work at a pivotal moment in their career.
Finalist works are selected by an eminent panel of judges and shown in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The winning work is judged from the exhibition and is acquired into the Gallery’s collection, with the winning artist receiving $100,000, thanks to the generosity of the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.
The 2023 panel of judges comprises of Aaron Seeto, Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Nusantara, Jakarta; Perth-based visual artist and creative producer Erin Coates; and Nici Cumpston OAM, Artistic Director of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The Exhibition also includes a People’s Choice Prize worth $15,000, supported by sponsor LK, and decided by public vote.