One of the early landlords of the historic hotel in Hobart was John Clay Hadley who was an art collector with a passion that passed to three kings gifts his son Howard Hadley who was an awarded landscape painter and supporter of the Art Society of Tasmania.
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Image courtesy of Hadleys Art Prize: 2018 Judges Jane Stewart, Michael Zavros and Clothilde Bullen.Explore more at hadley's.It will become one of Australias pre-eminent art awards and is believed to be the worlds richest landscape art prize.It was terrific to see interest from a number of Aboriginal artists, many of whom bring such a vital perspective to Australian landscape, Ms Stewart said.Photograph by Jessica King.Traill had an exhibition of oil paintings, watercolour paintings and etchings, which included several of her etchings of Sydney Harbour Bridge under construction, as well as a number of paintings of Tasmanian outdoor scenes and indoor studies of significant Tasmanian properties.Thank you also to our expert judges Michael Zavros, Clothilde Bullen and Jane Stewart for the tough task of choosing our finalists, highly commended artists and winner; the incredible invigilators who volunteered their time and our excellent curator Amy Jackett and her assistant Wendy Tilley!Landscape painter John Eldershaw had several exhibitions at the hotel, the first being in 1926.Howard Hadley, John Clays son, also collected art and was himself a landscape painter who won an Art Society of Tasmania prize for his painting of Mt Wellington from Risdon Road in 1895.
Read more, hadley's History of Art, in the late nineteenth century, landlord John Clay Hadley collected art and exhibited pieces around the hotel, including a striking picture of Hobart Town by Haughton Forrest (1882) which is now on display outside the premiers office.We would like to also thank our 2018 partners: Wagner Framemakers, Art Education Australia, Artery, University of Tasmania, Petuna Seafoods, Black Devil Cider, 42 Degrees South, IAS Fine Art Logistics and Focal Printing.Conceived during the ninetieth anniversary of the hotels first art exhibition (a series of watercolour landscape paintings by John Eldershaw) the annual prize is the richest prize for landscape art in the country, offering an acquisitive 100,000 prize, as well as highly commended awards and a Peoples.Thank you to our major sponsors: Events Tasmania, Qantas, The Mercury, Scene Change, Jansz Tasmania, Lion Co and The Old Woolstore.Open every day for hotel guests and the public.Hadleys signature afternoon tea, a performance by the TSO in the gallery and two riveting discussion evenings about landscape presented by the University of Tasmanias College of Arts, Law and Education.
Dubbed the worlds richest landscape art prize, 32 finalists from around Australia will be showcased in an exhibition at Hobarts Hadleys Orient Hotel in July and August.