The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Creative Health Art Prize recognises and promotes the important role of art in health and wellbeing.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Creative Health Art Prize
THRF Group – Creative Health presents the Art Prize bi-annually.
The Prize is open to South Australian-based artists over the age of 18 exclusively, for 2 and 3-dimensional works responding to themes of Healing.
The 2023 non-acquisitive award was open in three categories:
Main Prize category: $40,000
Emerging Artist category: $5,000
Veterans and Emergency First Responders: $5,000
A $1,000 People’s Choice Prize was also offered.
Image: THRFG - Creative Health Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, 2023, photo by Sam Roberts
Our sponsors play a pivotal role in the ongoing delivery of THRF Group – Creative Health Art Prize. The bi-annual Prize provides significant career-impacting opportunities for South Australian artists and shines a spotlight on the important role of the arts in health; an area which is becoming increasingly recognised as a significant contributor to our health and wellbeing.
Opportunities exist to support the Prize at a range of levels. We welcome inquiries about supporting our Art Prize, which saw over 400 entries and 500 visitors to the finalist exhibition.
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Jasmine Crisp, Main Prize Winner 2021
Hear from Jasmine Crisp about what winning the inaugural main prize has meant for her and the future of her practice. The Prize will be open for entries again in 2025.
Art Prize Sponsors and Supporters
Thank you to the generous sponsors and supporters of THRFG – Creative Health Art Prize.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Program Director, Robyn Brookes via [email protected]
Hill-Smith Art Advisory
Lang Family Foundation
Skip and Lilly Lipman
Roger and Helen Salkeld
Hon Dr Diana Laidlaw, AM
Emerging Artist Sponsor
Dr Helen McLean, AM
Veteran and Emergency First Responder Prize Sponsor
Chris Farmer of Stem Wine Bar and Restaurant
People's Choice Award Sponsor
Friends of the Art Prize
Dr Joe Verco AM
“Being a finalist has given my work tremendous exposure and given me confidence in the evolution of my practice. Creative Health is a subject I am drawn to as art can make a real difference in people's lives. It connects, engages, and ultimately can heal the human spirit. I was astounded at the breadth and depth of the artworks in the exhibitions, and I was proud to be part of an art prize of this caliber. Winning this prize can be lifechanging for an artist and the winning work 'per grazia ricevuta' by Deborah Prior was deeply moving.”
Monika Morgenstern 2023
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