Above image: Janet Luxton, Suffolk Sheep, 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 130 x 110cm
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was inaugurated in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. It is currently the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.
This year, Ravenswood have announced an exciting new third category for the Art Prize, the Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize. The three prize categories are the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000 and the Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000.
Artwork judging is overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin.
“As Principal of Ravenswood I am delighted to present the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Inspiring and connecting female visual artists, this significant Art Prize will strengthen the profile and legitimacy of careers in art for current and future generations of Australian women.”
— Anne Johnstone, Principal, Ravenswood
Both the Opening Night and announcement of winners that were scheduled for the 29 May and Exhibition of Finalists (30 May to 14 June) have been postponed due to the COVID-19 health regulations. Ravenswood will continue to review the situation closely and advise the public of new dates once possible for these much anticipated events.
To view the full list of this years finalists please visit the website.
Camie Lyons, To Dissociate, 2019, bronze on wood, 69 x 72 x 50cm
Harrie Fasher, Medical Experiments, steel: rod, plate, mesh, and wire; cement, ash, oxide and twin, 30.5 x 46.5 x 15cm.
This work is one part from the body of work titled Field study / a history lesson on the Western Front (2020), which comprises of two drawings, two sculptures and a historical artefact.