Paddington Art Prize


Exhibition of National Finalists
Opening Night and Prize Presentation

Thursday, 22nd October 2015, 6 - 8pm

111 - 113 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Exhibition to be opened by

Jane Watters, Director, S. H. Ervin Gallery

All paintings are avalible for sale

Exhibition dates: Thursday, 22nd October until Sunday, 1st November 2015

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12midday - 4pm

Artist talk

Saturday 24th October and 31st. 3 - 4pm

111 - 113 Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

2015 Annual Luncheon

From the left: Stuart Watters, Jane Watters, Director of the S.H. Ervin Gallery and Ross Laurie Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2015

Peter Sharp, Marlene Antico, Ross Laurie and Euan Macleod enjoying the start of the luncheon.

The Paddington Art Prize in association with Lucio Galletto OAM of Lucio’s Italian Restaurant hosted the Annual Luncheon to celebrate the 2015 winner of the prize, Ross Laurie and to thank the judges.

Date: Saturday, 14th of November

2015 Paddington Art Prize Exhibition of National Finalists

Marlene Antico with the 2015 winner Ross Laurie standing in front of his winning painting, Pink Dawn at Weabonga

Robert Malherbe with Marlene Antico in front of his painting

Peter Sharp one of the judges with Marlene Antico and Paul Green, photographer in the background.

Client with artist Henry Witjika Young in front of his painting.

Joe Frost finalist with friends.

Date: Thursday, 22nd of October, 2015

Tony Costa's Limited Edition Print of Winning Entry

This year, each completed entry is automatically placed into the draw to be randomly selected to win a signed, limited edition print by Tony Costa of his winning painting "Fallen Tree Port Hacking RNP" from 2014.

This high quality, signed, limited edition digital print of the 2014 winning entry by Tony Costa is available for sale.

Fallen Tree Port Hacking River R N P

Size: 80 x 66 cm

Limited edition of 75

Price: $ 750 unframed

Postage is free within Australia. Allow 2 weeks delivery, sales and enquiries contact

Print by

2014 Inaugural Annual Luncheon

Tony Costa, Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2014

Tony Costa speaking to luncheon guests

Crowd scene from Luncheon

Theresa Sargent maker of the digital print and Susie Sierra, Volunteer

Chris Antico and guests

Laraine Deer from Art Almanac with artist David,

Lucio, Tony Costa and his wife Jeanette, Tim Olsen and Rochelle with Marlene Antico.

Date: Saturday, 28th of March

2014 Paddington Art Prize National Exhibition of Finalists Opening Night

Simon Chan and Tony Costa, Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2014

Simon Chan and Jeff Makin

Tim Allen and James Powditch

Marlene Antico and Neil Matthews, Art Collector

Paddington Art Prize Exhibition of National Finalists Opening

Date: Wednesday 15th of October

Paddington Art Prize 2014 Artists in Conversation

Marlene Antico, Tony Costa, James Powditch, Jasper Knight and Simon Chan

Simon Chan, James Powditch, Jasper Knight and Tony Costa

Date: Saturday 18th of October

Opening Night Prize Presentation 2013

Simon Chan, Marlene Antico and Tim Johnson, Winner of Paddington Art Prize 2013

Interview with 2013 Paddington Art Prize Winner, Tim Johnson

Paddington Art Prize 2012

2012 Paddington Art Prize

From left to right: Alison Guthrie - IAS State Manager, Marlene Antico, Guy Maestri - Honourable Mention and Suey Mc Ennally - Winner.

2011 Floor Talk by Graham Marchant Part 1

Video by Paul Green

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

2011 Exhibition Opening

Video by Paul Green

2011 Exhibition Opening and Prize Giving Part 2

Video by Paul Green

First Female Winner of the Paddington Art Prize Announced Last Night At The 8th Annual Awards Event.

Margaret Loy Pula beat 68 finalists and was last night named the winner of the 2011 Paddington Art Prize, collecting $20,000 for the feat and national recognition at the 8th annual Opening Night and Prize Presentation held at the MENZIES ART BRANDS GALLERY, 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington.

Her work, Anatye (Bush Potato) was chosen as the national winner by judges Cressida Campbell, William Wright AM and Chris Antico. Two honourable mentions from Menzies Art Brands were awarded to Eva Napaltjarri Nelson and Kathy Parthenis.

This year the judges also added two Highly Commended prizes from Oxford Art Supplies and Chris and Samantha Antico to artists Christina Budden and Robyn Sweany and the Packers' Pick, this year, went to Boyd Sanday.

Margaret Loy Pula hails from an incredibly distinguished artistic family. She is the daughter of well-known Aboriginal artist Kathleen Petyarre and the mother of Abie Loy Kemarre. Both Abie and Margaret were taught to paint by Kathleen.

Principal sponsor and founder, Marlene Antico, established the prize in 2004 to support contemporary artists by providing a substantial monetary award to assist them in developing their career and by offering the means of exposing their work to a wider audience.

The Paddington Art Prize exhibition will run from Tuesday October 4 until Sunday 16 October 2011.

The Paddington Art Prize would also like to thank their major sponsors and supporters the University of NSW, COFA, Menzies Art Brands, Art Treasury, IAS Fine Art Logistics and Hill End Artist Retreat, Evans Media Public Relations and Events Management, Woollahra Municipal Council, Wolf Blass, Tracey Deep Floral Sculptures and ArtCare Courier Service.


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2010 Exhibition Opening

receiving the prize

Susan Baird receiving the Inaugural International Art Service's Peoples Choice Award of $2000 from Evan Jones, General Manager of International Art Services.

Please view the 2010 opening speech by Emeritus Professor Peter Pinson. Click Here

The Paddington Art Prize 2009

This year marks the 6th anniversary of the prize.

To view press releases and news articles from previous years please use the links provided.

2009 Opening Night and Award Winners

Founder/Principal Sponsor of the Paddington Art Prize

Marlene Antico