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Annual Paddington Art Prize Lunch


Saturday 16th November 2019 – 12 noon start

$130 – generous 4 course menu including wine with canapés & a glass of prosecco on arrival

We invite you to join Lucio in his support of Marlene Antico OAM, founder of the Paddington Art Prize, for this great opportunity to congratulate the 2019 winner, meet many of the artists, and enjoy some of Lucio’s famous hospitality at this always popular annual lunch.


This year’s judges are:
Denise Mimmochi
Senior Curator, Australian Art, Art Gallery Of NSW
Oliver Watts
Head Curator, Artbank
Margaret Ellis
Governor, Art Gallery of NSW

$30,000 National acquisitive prize for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape, now in it’s 16th year. In addition, UNSW Art & Design will offer a selected artist the opportunity to create a limited edition print and a $3,000 prize  sponsored by Chris Antico will be presented to the Honourable Mention recipient. Defiance masterra Gallery will offer 2 artists the opportunity to exhibit at Mary Place Gallery in Sydney in 2019 along with a 3 week residency at the Nock Art Foundation, ‘Giverny’, in New Zealand  in 2020. A $1,000 gift certificate will be presented to the Highly Commended recipient. Louisa Antico from Sofala Cottage will offer a selected artist a 1 week retreat at her beautiful guest house in Sofala NSW and we are continuing the People’s Choice Award with a $1,000 gift certificate sponsored by Fine Art Imaging.


How to book:
This is a ticketed event, communal seating applies and reservations will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.
Three course lunch with wines (or soft drinks) @ $130 per head.

See Menu here
Download the booking document here

Bookings and pre payment essential.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lucio’s Italian Restaurant.