The Ramsay Art Prize changes the way we view artists under 40 and value their work in the canon of contemporary art. Supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation in perpetuity, the $100,000 acquisitive prize will be awarded to one of the finalists.

Key Dates

26 May 2017 Winner announced
27 May – 27 August 2017 Exhibition
27 May – 6 August 2017 Lipman Karas People’s Choice voting open
11 August 2017 Lipman Karas People’s Choice winner announced


The Ramsay Art Prize invites submissions from Australian contemporary artists under 40 working in any medium. Held every two years and presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize is an ongoing acquisitive prize. Finalists are selected by an international judging panel. The selected works are included in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

‘Opportunities for artists at pivotal moments in their career have the potential to change the course of Australian art.’
Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia