Clarence Prize

Call for Entries 2017

Clarence City Council’s Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design encourages excellence in art and design practice, while enhancing the City of Clarence’s art collection with significant works.

This biennial event has found its niche within Australia’s art community as a prize that celebrates accessible furniture art and is open to furniture designers operating within Australia.

The Prize contributes to Tasmania’s reputation as a leading cultural hub, brimming with vibrant arts experiences.

In 2017 one acquisitive prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the winner. The work will be acquired into the Clarence Collection. One non-acquisitive prize of $1,500 will be awarded for a work that is highly commended. One non-acquisitive encouragement award of $1,500 will be made to an emerging artist/designer.

The Clarence Prize 2017 finalists’ exhibition will be held from 8 Sept – 8 Oct in the Barn at Rosny Farm.

Entries close April 13

2015 Winners  were

Winner $20,000 acquisitive award

Liam Mugavin: Koto Light

Highly commended award

Andrew Bartlett and Deb Jones – Bench seat DAB 714

Emerging designer award

Isabel Hazbun

For further information contact the Gallery Coordinator or Arts and Cultural Development
Coordinator – Phone (03) 6217 9607 or Email


Previous Winners

2013 Laura McCusker (TAS) for I-Beam Bench

2011 Simon Ancher (TAS) Clipped Wing Sideboard

2009 Fukutoshi Ueno (QLD) Dress Code Stools

2007 Sally Brown (TAS) Warp Bench


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