Congratulations Sarah Contos
2017 Ramsay Art Prize winner

Congratulations to Sarah Contos, winner of the inaugural $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize, Australia’s richest prize for young contemporary artists.

The winning work of art is titled Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye and brings together personal remnants of Contos’ practice from the last four years, resulting in a colossal quilt that she describes as her most ambitious work to date.

Chosen from more than 450 entries from across the country, and selected by a panel of international and national contemporary art experts, Contos’ 2017 Ramsay Art Prize entry now becomes part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection.

Sarah Contos

2017 Ramsay Art Prize winner Sarah Contos with her work Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye, 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2017 photo: Saul Steed

People's Choice

People's Choice

Visit the exhibition from 27 May - 6 August 2017 to cast your vote in the People's Choice Prize, supported by Lipman Karas.



Take a guided session or enjoy the exhibition through independent self-guided group learning.


Educators are invited to hear about the Ramsay Art Prize with Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art.

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