The PADDINGTON ART PRIZE was established by Marlene Antico in 2004. This $20,000 acquisitive prize is awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape.
In founding the PADDINGTON ART PRIZE, Marlene Antico has underscored her commitment to supporting contemporary Australian artists. Aware, as an art student, teacher and former gallery owner, of the financial concerns that impede many artists from devoting themselves entirely to their art practice.
"I sincerely hope that the prize money will enable artists to focus more solidly on their work and pursue their careers." Marlene Antico
The NATIONAL FINALISTS EXHIBITIONS have met with great interest from both established collectors, including Macquarie Bank, and new collectors, the press and artists alike. This initiative within Australian art scene and takes its place among this country's most lucrative and highly coveted landscape prizes.