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 31 May, 2019. Join us as we celebrate the finest female talent in Australia.

2019 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize

Opening Night - Friday 31 May
Exhibition - Saturday 1 June to Sunday 9 June

2018 Art Prize Highlights

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.'

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. From left: Anne Johnstone (Ravenswood Principal), Angela Tiatia (Professional Artist Winner), Edwina Palmer (Judge and Ravenswood Coordinator of Visual Arts), Amber Koroluk-Stephenson (Emerging Artist Winner) and Mark Steinert (Chairman Ravenswood Foundation).

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 Turpin (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 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 2018 Professional Artist Winner, Angela Tiatia - ‘The Fall’ and 2018 Emerging Artist Winner, Amber Koroluk-Stephenson - ‘Marooned’