Bulgari Art Award

The Bulgari Art Award is awarded annually to support mid-career Australian painters.

The Bulgari Art Award is one of the most valuable and prestigious art awards in Australia. Sponsored by Bulgari, the award consists of $50,000 for the acquisition of a painting for the Gallery’s collection and a residency for the artist in Rome, Italy valued at $30,000.

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2017 winner

AGNSW collection Tomislav Nikolic Just before the most significant events, people are particularly prone to deny the possibilities of the future. (cause all we're doing is learning how to die) (2014-2017) 125.2017
AGNSW collection Tomislav Nikolic Just before the most significant events, people are particularly prone to deny the possibilities of the future. (cause all we're doing is learning how to die) (2014-2017) 125.2017

One of Australia’s finest colour painters, Tomislav Nikolic, is the recipient of the 2017 award for his painting Just before the most significant events, people are particularly prone to deny the possibilities of the future. (cause all we're doing is learning how to die) 2014–17.

Nikolic’s form of abstract colour painting involves an extraordinary layering of colour creating a visual encounter of great chromatic intensity.

2016 winner

AGNSW collection Jude Rae SL 359 (2016) 254.2016
AGNSW collection Jude Rae SL 359 (2016) 254.2016

2015 winner

AGNSW collection Ildiko Kovacs Onda (2015) 123.2015
AGNSW collection Ildiko Kovacs Onda (2015) 123.2015

2014 winner

AGNSW collection Daniel Boyd Untitled (2014) 92.2014
AGNSW collection Daniel Boyd Untitled (2014) 92.2014

2013 winner

AGNSW collection Jon Cattapan Imagine a raft: hard rubbish 4+5 (2012) 96.2013.a-c
AGNSW collection Jon Cattapan Imagine a raft: hard rubbish 4+5 (2012) 96.2013.a-c

2012 winner

AGNSW collection Michael Zavros The new Round Room (2010-2012) 181.2012
AGNSW collection Michael Zavros The new Round Room (2010-2012) 181.2012