The National Teacher-Artist Prize 2021 Finalist Exhibition

The National Teacher-Artist Prize 2021 Finalist Exhibition
31/03/2021 admin


View the NTAP Finalist Exhibition at The Lennox in 3D (VR experience) via the link:

The NTAP Finalists exhibition continues til the 23rd April @ The Lennox, 208 Lennox St, Richmond.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 2-6pm and Sat 10-2pm

Winners can be viewed here

The National Teacher-Artist Prize is the first art prize in the world for art teachers. An amazing response from all over Australia, saw 520 teachers enter 760 works.

After much deliberation from the judges, we were very happy to announce Roxanne Lillis from Mount Carmel Catholic College, Varroville NSW as the winner, for her work, ‘Phoenix Rising #3’

This work is one of a series of paintings Roxanne did in response to losing “everything she owned” in bushfires in 2019.

Judges’ comments:

Judge Del Kathryn Barton said, “Roxanne Lillis’s “Phoenix Rising #3” is a powerful, dynamic painting, the pictorial space resolved by both kinetic mark making and confident colour-blocking. Bravo, to a very worthy winner!”

Judge Henry Ward said, “I was really drawn to this painting. It demonstrates a confident handling of the medium, sitting somewhere between abstraction and landscape. I love the bold use of colour, with that strong red contrasting with the more neutral tones. It’s terrific to see.”



The National Teacher-Artist Prize 2021 Finalist Exhibition
is held at The Lennox (208 Lennox Street, Richmond, Victoria)

Gallery Exhibition 1 April – 23 April 2021
(Open: Thurs-Fri 2pm – 6pm / Saturdays 10am – 2pm)

The National Teacher-Artist Prize 2021 is a national contemporary two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) art prize sponsored by Zart Art. It aims to encourage, recognise and celebrate the visual arts practice of primary and secondary school educators. This marks the first art prize for teachers.

The National Teacher-Artist Prize was established to reward teachers by celebrating the value and quality of their individual art practice, supporting both their professional teaching practice and personal growth needs. The prize is a recognition of those who foster rich learning environments within school communities and promote the fundamental importance of the arts in children’s education. The prize aspires to be one of the most valuable events on the art and education calendar, being the only dedicated art prize for educators in the world.

The National Teacher-Artist Prize will be held annually. Entrants must be Australian residents who are registered teachers, and currently working in an Australian school and over the age of 18.

receives a Cash Prize of $10,000
PLUS their school will receive art materials from Zart worth $10,000

seven winners will receive art materials from Zart worth $2,500

receives an individual Cash Prize of $2,500