History

For the past 20 years the Redlands Art Prize has delivered many benefits to the school community, the general public and contemporary art in Australia.  During this time much has changed both at Redlands and in the art world.

Thanks to the ongoing support of the School, the sponsors, and the curators, the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has continued to be a major event in the School’s calendar and grown to be a much lauded exhibition within the visual arts community.

Starting in the School gymnasium in 1996 as a painting prize the Redlands Art Prize has evolved to be so much more, under the guidance of some of our guest curators including Imants Tillers, who broadened the show to include all media and Felicity Fenner who introduced the emerging artist aspect.  It is now a unique prize amongst its peers.

An acquisitive prize the Redlands collection is now substantial and displayed across the School’s two campuses can be found works by some of the leading contemporary artists of the past two decades including; Lindy Lee, Fiona Foley, Imants Tillers, Ben Quilty and Vernon Ah Kee.  This exposure to contemporary art in all its forms enlivens debate, encourages discourse and enables our Visual Arts Students to study great art work at close hand.