Congratulating Our Winners
The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Professional Artist Prize of $35,000 has been won by Blackheath artist, Joan Ross for her digital animation work, Colonial Grab, based on a landscape painting by John Glover. Katrina Collins, a painter from Haberfield in Sydney's inner west has won the Emerging Artist's Prize of $5,000 for her richly coloured and joyful abstract work, Split Complementary.
Ravenswood Principal, Mrs Anne Johnstone says the school is extremely proud to have initiated the national prize for women. 'At Ravenswood, we value art highly and our students achieve a great deal of success. The prize reflects our commitment to nurturing and supporting creativity not only for practising artists but for our own students and emerging artists. We are very grateful to our sponsors Stockland, The Art Scene and Buildcorp for their financial support.'
Joan Ross with Principal Anne Johnstone and Ravenswood's Head of Visual Arts, Edwina Palmer
Advancing Art and Opportunity
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was founded 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 2017 Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin, and announced at the exhibition opening on 4 August, 2017. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.
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