Advancing Art and Opportunity

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Artwork judging will be overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 15 June, 2018. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.

2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

Opening Night - Friday 15 June
Exhibition - Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June


Exclusive artwork for purchase – from the largest art prize for women in Australia.
To register to bid and purchase and view the artworks click here.

Congratulating our 2018 Winners

The 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Professional Artist Prize of $35,000 has been won by Sydney artist, Angela Tiatia for her digital work, The Fall, a masterful video work which deals with the collapse of society during wartime. Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, a painter from Hobart has won the Emerging Artist's Prize of $5,000 for her intriguing and beautifully painted work, Marooned, resembling in part a traditional colonial landscape with a curious insertion.

Ravenswood Principal, Mrs Anne Johnstone says the school is extremely proud to celebrate the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize for the second year.

‘It is our hope that this Art Prize will give female artists across Australia a greater platform for their creative expression and a greater opportunity to showcase their works – to be seen and heard, not only in Australia, but around the world. This Art Prize aims to inspire generations of female artists. It also fosters emerging artists through its unique prize structure and mentoring element and provides an unique opportunity for our students to be inspired by the incredible talents of Australian female artists. We are very grateful to our sponsors Stockland, Park West Foundation, Active Networks, The Art Scene, Buildcorp and Clarke Murphy Print for their financial support of the 2018 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize.'

Professional Artist Winner

Winning artwork, “The Fall” by Angela Tiatia

Kathryn Hendy-Ekers (Judge), Anne Johnstone (Ravenswood Principal), Edwina Palmer (Judge and Coordinator of Visual Arts) and Jennifer Taupin (Art Prize Patron and Judge) with the Professional Artist Winning artwork, “The Fall” by Angela Tiatia.

Emerging Artist Winner

Winning artwork, “The Fall” by Angela Tiatia

Emerging Artist Winner, “Marooned” by Amber Koroluk-Stephenson


"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

As Chairman of the Ravenswood Foundation, it is an honour to launch the first Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. The prize has been established to raise the profile of this country's great female artists and to assist in helping the next generation of artists reach their fullest potential. The initiative is also expected to provide great opportunities for Ravenswood students and young people generally to immerse in art.

— Mark Steinert, Ravenswood Foundation Chairman

Artworks by 2017 Professional Artist winner, Joan Ross - 'Colonial Grab' and 2017 Emerging Artist winner, Katrina Collins - 'Split Complimentary'