Guest Judges

2024 Guest Judge:  Susi Muddiman OAM
Director, Gallery & Visual Arts at HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast.

Susi Muddiman OAM is the Director, Gallery & Visual Arts at HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast, a role she commenced in November 2023.  at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, her previous role was as the long-service Director at the award-winning Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Throughout her career Susi has worked across a range of visual arts activities. Susi is passionate about increasing the professional recognition of galleries and artists by securing financial sustainability through grants, philanthropy, professional presentation of exhibitions, publications and programs, capital development and facility management.

Susi has served as a member of the Visual Arts Board through Create NSW, and is currently a Board Member of Museums & Galleries of NSW. She has contributed to many committees, judging panels and advisory roles, and curated numerous exhibitions, many of which have enjoyed national tours.

Susi was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List 2015 for service to the galleries and museums of NSW.

Judges are invited each year from a range of art disciplines and are recognised for their own outstanding achievement in arts related fields. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise their commitment to supporting and promoting the Australian art’s community.

2023 Judge

Artist, Dr. Anneke Silver

2022 Judge

Artist Deanna Hitti

2021 Judge

Tracey Heathwood, Director Artspace, Mackay

2019 Judge

Lucy Belle Tesoriero, Curatorial Assistant, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2018 Judge

Robert Heather, Art Museum Director, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

2017 Judge:

Artist David Fairbairn

2016 Judge

Artist Rona Green

2015 Judge

Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art

2014 Judge

 Artist G.W Bot


2013 Judge:

Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria

2012 Judge:

Emma Kindred: Curator of Australian Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Australia


2011 Judge

Artist Joe Furlonger


2010 Judge

Artist Ron McBurnie

2009 Judge:

Natalie Wilson, Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales


2008 Judge:

Angela Goddard, Program Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery


2007 Judge:

Michael Wardell, Director Artspace Mackay

2006 Judge:

Christine Campbell, Executive Officer, Flying Arts Alliance


Banner Image:  Clinton Barker, Smithereens (detail)