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VAS MARITIME EXHIBITION THOMAS SOMERSCALES AWARD  

The Thomas Somerscales Trophy is presented at the official opening of the Maritime Exhibition to the winning artist. 

Thomas Jacques Somerscales (29 October 1842–27 June 1927) was an English teacher, sailor, and landscape and marine painter. He is also considered a Chilean painter as he began his career as an artist there. Many of his landscapes evoke the region and many of his marine paintings feature notable events in Chilean naval history and have become patriotic national icons in that country. 

600-J.Bruere-Le-Vengeur-1794

'Le Vengeur sinks, 1794', watercolour by Julian Bruere VAS FVAS, Thomas Somerscales Trophy Winner 2021

PAST WINNERS
2018 Maritime Winner -Thomas Somerscales Trophy - Ted Dansey - Splitsail Barges, watercolour

'Splitsail Barges', watercolour by Ted Dansey, Winner 2018

'Just Enough', by Mike Kowalski, Winner 2017

'Just Enough', by Mike Kowalski, Winner 2017


2016: Julian Bruere  

2015: Ray Hewitt 

Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.