Media Release 10 December 2019
Entries open to Australia’s Highest Value Art Prize for Women
Entries to the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize are now open and close on Wednesday 18 March 2020.
The highest value art prize for female artists with a $35,000 Professional Artist Prize, as well as an Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000, the 2020 Art Prize includes a new category, the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000, Australia’s only art prize dedicated to emerging indigenous female artists in Australia.
Entries to the Art Prize may be in any medium and must best reflect the intentions of the artist’s practice. To enter, visit https://www.ravenswoodartprize.com.au
Established by Ravenswood School for Girls in 2017 to recognise, encourage and promote women in the visual arts, the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is proudly supported by Platinum Sponsor, Stockland.
Winners of the 2019 Art Prize were Joanna Braithwaite, Professional Artist category for her work Bold and the Beautiful and Chris Casali won the Emerging Artist Prize for her work Mutawintji Dreaming.
“As Principal of Ravenswood, I am immensely proud to oversee this, our fourth annual prize and exhibition for women artists,” said Mrs Anne Johnstone. “At Ravenswood we are passionate about empowering women and this generous art prize is a way for us to advance Australia’s talented female artists, providing them with greater career opportunities.
“This Art Prize will strengthen the profile and legitimacy of careers in art for current, as well as future, generations of Australian women.”
Winners of the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize will be announced at the Opening Night on Friday 29 May 2020. The Exhibition of Finalists will be open from Saturday 30 May to Sunday 14 June 2020, 11.00am to 4.00pm.