Wellington Shire Council Arts & Culture Unit

2022 John Leslie Art Prize

Entries are now open for the $20,000 Acquisitive John Leslie Art Prize, for paintings that explore the subject of landscape.

Visual Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jul 22, 2022


Regional Victoria



Entries are now open for the 2022 John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting.

Open to any artist living and working in Australia, the biennial $20,000 Acquisitive John Leslie Art Prize is open to entries for paintings created after 1 March 2020 that explore the subject of landscape.

Inaugurated in 2000, the Prize is named after Mr John Leslie OBE (1919—2016), patron of the Gippsland Art Gallery. The continuation of the Prize is made possible by the generous ongoing support of the John Leslie Foundation, and 2022 marks its 12th iteration.

A $1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize will also be awarded for the ‘Best Gippsland Work.’ 

2022 Judges: 

Dr Sheridan Palmer, Art historian, writer and curator
Simon Gregg, Director, Gippsland Art Gallery
Melanie Caple, Associate Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery

The winner will be announced on 9 September 2022. 

Entries can be made online via John Leslie Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery
Entries close on the 22 July 2022. 

John Leslie Art Prize Terms and Conditions of Entry – Gippsland Art Gallery