The Tom Bass Prize is the first national Australian prize for figurative sculpture.
The inaugural exhibition of finalists’ works was held in March 2016 at Juniper Hall, Sydney - home of the Moran Prize and was in commemoration of Tom Bass' (1916 - 2010) centenary year. The Prize will be held biennially.
This important and prestigious Prize is a celebration of the human form and its influence on today’s sculptors and is an acknowledgement of the influence Bass had as one of Australia’s pre-eminent public sculptors.
The next Tom Bass Prize will be held 2 - 25 March at Juniper Hall.
The 2018 finalists’ exhibition features 45 artists from across Australia – a showcase of representational, abstract, innovative and contemporary works inspired by the human form.
Tom Bass had a particularly close affiliation with the figure, and it is with this in mind that we created the $20,000 Tom Bass Prize.
Image: 2016 Tom Bass Prize Winner - Louis Pratt, 'Future Events', Resin and pigment, 36 x 21 x 20cm.
2018 Tom Bass Prize Exhibition
250 Oxford St Paddington, NSW 2021 view website