Sponsored by Mosman Municipal Council, the Mosman Art Prize is one of the oldest and most prestigious local government art awards in Australia.
The inaugural Mosman Art Prize was held in 1947 and attracted 51 entrants, vying for a prize of 50 guineas. The judge was Lloyd Rees and the winner was Margaret Olley.
This year, the major prize of $30,000 was won by young artist Alan Jones for his contemporary work: 'Painting 131 (North Coogee)' - inspired by the artists' recent move to the Sydney beach suburb.
This prize-winning artwork is currently showcased as part of the annual Mosman Art Prize Exhibition. This unique exhibition features over 100 artworks and offers a diverse collection of modern and contemporary art created by emerging and established artists.
Works by this year's fellow prize-winning artists Kevin McKay, Andrew Tompkins and Natasha Walsh are also showcased.
The exhibition is FREE to view and open daily until Sunday 30th August 2015. All are welcome to come along and discover a brand new generation of emerging Australian artists and the rich history of the Mosman Art Prize, which has been defining influences and developments in Australian painting over the past six and a half decades.
Be part of Sydney's cultural and creative arts calendar by visiting this significant annual exhibition and make sure to pick your favourite artwork; the artist with the most votes will receive the Viewers' Choice Award.
The wider community is also invited to meet the prize-winning artists on Sunday 16 August at 3pm. Hear directly from Alan Jones, Kevin McKay, Andrew Tompkins and Natasha Walsh as they discuss their winning works in this year's prize exhibition. This event is FREE but bookings are required - please click here to reserve a seat.
The Mosman Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week.