Judges | Cliftons Art Prize

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 judging panel from curators, art critics, professional artists and industry professionals located in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong or Singapore. If you are interested in applying or would like further information please contact us including a brief outline of your relevant experience and area of expertise.



Tim Abdallah

Former National Head of Art, Menzies Art Brands

Timothy Abdallah is a Fine Art specialist with over 20 years’ experience working in auction houses, public museums and commercial galleries in Australia, England, Germany and Italy. He is a graduate of Monash University and has studied Fine Art at the University of Melbourne and privately in London. He is an arts lecturer and has published numerous articles on art. Tim Abdallah is approved to value Australian paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints after 1945 for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Ian Hamlin

New Zealand-based artist and former President of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, www.ianhamlin.co

Since 1978 Ian has held over 40 solo and many group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and overseas.  His work has also featured in numerous books and publications. Ian’s work is keenly sought after and he is represented in public, private and corporate collections world-wide. He is an elected ‘Artist Member’ and former President of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. 

Michael Nock

Hong Kong based artist and owner of Art-Lease 

Michael Nock is the owner of the Hong Kong based "Art Lease" business which leases fine art to corporations and offices. He has recently established the NockArt Gallery with the aim of representing Australian and International artists in Hong Kong and has also established the NockArt Foundation. He holds a BFA and an MFA from Calarts where he now sits on the board of trustees. Today he is an active painter and has participated in a number of group exhibitions including the recent painting exhibition "Your Friend the Enemy" at the S. H. Erwin in Sydney. Michael is an award winning animated filmmaker and travels the world pursuing his passion for art.


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