Past judges

Any art prize is only as credible as the people judging its entries. Since its inception, the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize has been blessed with judges whose credentials and expertise have helped the Prize become one of Tasmania’s premier art awards. Each year, three new, highly regarded judges are selected to keep the Prize dynamic and fresh.

Past judges include:

2015

Barbie Kjar – Accomplished and celebrated Tasmanian artist. Masters of Fine Art RMIT, Melbourne; Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education, UTAS, Hobart.

Cameron McRae – Winner of the 2014 RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize.

Jarrod Rawlins – Co-founder and director of Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (2001 – 2011) and partner in the Kaliman Rawlins Gallery, Melbourne (2011 – 2013).

2014

Robert Hannaford – nationally recognised portrait artist and multiply shortlisted for the Archibald Prize.

Jane Stewart – Principal Curator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Alex Davern – Tasmanian artist and past winner of the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize (2013)

2013
Robert O’Connor – Tasmanian artist and past winner of the RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize (2011)

Maurice O’Riordan – editor of the national journal Art Monthly Australia

Greg Leong – General Manager of Theatre North which manages the Princess Theatre and the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston

2012
Christopher Hodge – Sydney-based artist, curator and writer

Kylie Johnson – Tasmanian artist, arts administrator and curator

Dr Jane Deeth – Freelance curator, arts and educator writer

2011
Jane Haley – CEO of ABAF

Wayne Brooks – Tasmanian artist (Hobart)

Troy Ruffles – Tasmanian artist (Launceston)

2010
Adriane Boag – Program Coordinator for the National Gallery of Australia

Fernando do Campo – Director of Artsalive Artspace, Launceston and sessional Lecturer in Painting and Art Theory at the University of Tasmania, Launceston

Christine Hillier – Tasmanian artist

2009
Kim Schneiders – Tasmanian arts teacher, arts education consultant and arts project mananger

Helene Weeding – Tasmanian Artist (Launceston)

Adriane Boag – Program Coordinator for the National Gallery of Australia

2008
Geoff Dyer – Tasmanian artist and Archibald winner

Josie Hurst – Devonport Regional Gallery

Saul Eslake – Tasmanian Arts Advisory Chairman