Robert Andrew – Whitewash Over the Burn



In 2020, the Alice Prize will celebrate its 41st incarnation with the award for the winning artwork of $30,000.

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme.

Significant among regional art prizes, the Alice Prize contributes to one of the largest regional collections of contemporary Australian art, with works by leading artists acquired since 1970.

Coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, the Alice Prize is judged by an expert selection panel and judge of national standing, with national exposure for exhibiting artists and the opportunity to show in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the cultural heart of Australia.


Important Dates

  • Official launch Wednesday 21st August 2019 5.30pm – 7.30pm by invitation at the Araluen Arts Centre Foyer Alice Springs
  • Entries Close Midnight Friday 7 February 2020
  • Official opening & announcement of the winner of the 41st Prize will be on Friday 17 April 2020 at 6pm at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
  • Exhibition Dates Saturday 18 April to Monday 8 June 2020
  • Announcement of People’s Choice winner Wednesday 17 June 2020

Entries now open –  click here to enter online

Judge – Rhana Davenport

The judge of the 41st Alice Prize will be Rhana Devenport, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Rhana Devenport ONZM is the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and the first woman to hold this position. She is a museum director, curator, editor, and cultural producer whose career spans art museums, biennials and arts festivals. As former Director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki she, in 2017, curated the work of Lisa Reihana for the New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Prior to that she was Director of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, leading to the development of the Len Lye Centre. In Australia she worked on the first four APTs at QAGOMA. Her curatorial interests include contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, time-based media and social practice.

Selection Panel

The selection panel for 2020 has been chosen and will be announced very soon.

Peoples’ Choice Award

Successful applicants whose works are exhibited will also be eligible to win the $1000 Peoples Choice Award.