Ramsay Art Prize Exhibition | 27 May – 27 Aug 2023

Ida Sophia with Witness in Ramsay Art Prize 2023, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed

Ramsay Art Prize Exhibition 2023

See the works of all 27 finalists at the Art Gallery of South Australia in a free exhibition open until 27 August 2023.

Congratulations to Ida Sophia, winner of the $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize 2023, the nation’s most generous prize for Australian artists under forty, with her work Witness.

The winning work is a performance-based video. Informed by the South Australian artist’s early childhood experience of observing her father’s baptism, Witness was shot in a single take at The Pool of Siloam in Wirmalngrang/Beachport in regional South Australia. The single-channel video work depicts the artist in performance, undergoing a repetitive and intense series of submergences that take a single baptism to the level of relentless obsession.

Chosen from more than 300 entries from across the country, the judges were unanimous in their decision and describe the winning work as sophisticated in concept and deeply emotive in subject. Ida Sophia’s Ramsay Art Prize 2023 entry now becomes part of AGSA’s collection.

Ramsay Art Prize 2023 Exhibition:

The Ramsay Art Prize 2023 exhibition opens to the public from 10am on Saturday 27 May 2023. See the works of all 27 finalists and have your say in the People’s Choice Prize, a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 supported by LK.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Art Gallery of South Australia website

What:   Ramsay Art Prize Exhibition 2023

When:    27 May – 27 August 2023 

Where:   Art Gallery of South Australia | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

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Image Source: Art Gallery of South Australia (photo credit: Saul Steed)


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