8 Nov 2014 – 25 Jan 2015

The annual Kilgour Prize for figurative and portrait painting awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art, as judged by a selection panel. A People’s Choice prize of $5,000 is also awarded.

Born in 1900, Jack Noel Kilgour was known for his academic modernism, many of his works were paintings of urban landscapes and portraiture. His contemporaries included Jean Bellette, William Dobell, Paul Haefliger, Eric Wilson and his wife Nancy Kilgour, with whom he established a significant artistic partnership. His work is well represented in the Newcastle Art Gallery collection, as well as in significant state and national collections.

All Kilgour Prize entries are assessed by two independent judges and Sarah Johnson, Curator Newcastle Art Gallery.

The Kilgour Prize is financed by the Jack Noel Kilgour bequest which is administered by The Trust Company, Part of Perpetual.


Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill