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Australian art. Any medium. All women.

The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize and exhibition conducted by Ravenswood School for Girls that aims to inspire, promote and connect generations of female Australian artists and foster mentorship through its unique prize structure.  

There are two prize categories and in each category the artworks must align with the annual theme. The 2018 theme is ‘RESILIENCE’. The winner of the Professional Artist Price will receive $35,000, making it Australia’s richest professional art prize for women . The winner of the Emerging Artist Prize will receive $5,000.

Important dates: 
Entries Open on Thursday 1 February 2018
Entries Close at 12.00pm (midday) on Tuesday 17 April 2018

Successful finalists of the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Price will be advised and published on this website on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Prize categories

Professional Artist Prize

  • Prize Value $35,000
  • Open to female Australian citizens and permanent residents over 18 years as at 1 February 2018 who identify as professional artists. 
  • This is an acquisitive prize, requiring the winner to donate the artwork to Ravenswood School for Girls.
  • The recipient will also be awarded the opportunity to hold a one week exhibition at Ravenswood School for Girls in conjunction with the recipient of the Emerging Artist Prize. This exhibition will coincide with the annual welcome drinks event of the School in February of the following year.
  • Artworks must be for sale.

Emerging Artist Prize

  • Prize Value: $5,000
  • Open to female Australian citizens and permanent residents, over 18 years as at 1 February 2018.
  • This is an acquisitive prize, requiring the winner to donate the artwork to Ravenswood School for Girls.
  • The recipient will be invited to participate in a joint exhibition with the recipient of the Professional Artist Prize under their mentorship. This exhibition will coincide with the annual welcome drinks event of the School in February of the following year.
  • Artworks must be for sale.