"Having seen more art prize shows than is healthy for someone working professionally in the visual arts, Togart is different from all of the others with which I am familiar.

It has its own special identity, character and voice. In part, this stems from its mixture of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artwork which gives the event its peculiar appearance and in much of the art on display there is a vigorous and creative hybridity.”

Prof. Sasha Grishin AM FAHA
The Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History. Head, Art History, ANU
Craft Arts International No.87, 2013

About the Award

The Togart Contemporary Art Award annually showcases an eclectic collection of artists and artwork for public scrutiny in Darwin. It is one of the most prestigious art awards in Australia and brings together artworks from all cultural backgrounds to provide a snapshot of what is happening in the rich artistic environs of the region. A prize of $15,000 is offered to the artist whose work is judged the most meritorious and each year a people’s choice prize of $5,000 is awarded.