Vicki Torr Emerging Artist Prize

Each year Ausglass awards the Vicki Torr Emerging Artist Prize (formerly the 'Online Gallery Prize') to an early-career Ausglass Member who is categorised as an 'emerging artist' (see below). 

The prize is valued at $1,500 and is awarded on the basis of voting by Ausglass Members. 

The purpose for the prize is to encourage early-career artists to promote a public profile: photographic examples of their work, a curriculm vitae and an artist statment.. 

Applications open: tba for 2020  

Voting by Ausglass Members: tba for 2020

Prize announced: Ausglass AGM, 2020




To be eligible for the Vicki Torr Emerging Artist Prize artists must:

• be an Ausglass Members at the time of the competition and

• be a full-time Australian resident, and

• be an ‘emerging’ artist (defined here as a person - including students - having up to five years of professional experience), and

• submit a full application for the Prize (an artist statement, one-page CV, up to 4 photographic examples of their work), and

• not have previously won this prize (formerly called Vicki Torr Online Gallery Prize).

Emerging Artists

For the purposes of the prize an emerging artist will be regarded as a person who has up to five years of professional experience.  Students with up to five years of professional experience are eligible for the prize and are encouraged to participate.

Previous winners of the Prize

2019   Jessica Murtagh    
2018   Nadina Geary 2014   Gillian Tomasich 2009   Susan Moore
2017   Jenny Bush 2013   Zoe Woods 2008   Denise Pepper
2016   Clare Peters 2012   Mikyoung Jung 2007   Annette Blair
2015   Liz Newhan & Janine Koefoed 2011   Yuksuke Takemura 2006 Nicole Ayliffe