Clarence Prize 2021: Finalist Exhibition

The Barn at Rosny Farm

11am - 5pm Wed-Sun, 16 Jul - 15 Aug 2021

Tickets Free

Finalist Marta Figueiredo, Elementary Abacus, 2020

The Clarence Prize is a biennial exhibition that has found its niche within Australia’s art community celebrating innovative and accessible furniture design. Held in the historic Rosny Barn, the prize is open to furniture designers and craftspeople operating within Australia.


Entries have been shortlisted based on the quality of aesthetic and craft, and ingenuity in function, purpose, material considerations and sustainability. The shortlisted designs will be on display in the Rosny Barn during July and August 2021. One acquisitive prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the winner and will be acquired into the Clarence Art Collection. One non-acquisitive prize of $1,500 will be awarded for a work that is highly commended by the judges. One non-acquisitive encouragement award of $1,500 will be made to an emerging designer.


Congratulations to our award winners:

2021 Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design

Ashley Eriksmoen

Following years of steady decline, we are witnessing a period of unprecedented growth


Highly Commended

Marta Figueiredo

The Elementary Abacus


Emerging Designer Award

Matthew Sherwen




The 2021 Finalists:

Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner

Anton Gerner

Ashley Eriksmoen (Winner)

Darren Fry

Edward Linacre

Elliot Bastianon

James Walsh

James Howe

Mark Jones

Marta Figueiredo (Highly Commended)

Matthew Sherwen (Emerging Designer Award)

Nick Randall

Sara Lindsay & Phillip Blacklow

Scott van Tuil

Trent Jansen & Johnny Nargoodah




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