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
Entries Open - Thursday 1 February 2018
Entries close - 12.00pm midday Tuesday 17 April 2018


Tickets to the Opening Night of the Ravenswood Australian Art Prize are $40 each.
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"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'