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

How to Enter

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 best reflect the intentions of your practice. The winner of the Professional Artist Prize 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.

Click Here to Enter the 2019 Art Prize

2019 Entries close at 12:00pm (midday) Eastern Standard Time on 20 March 2019. If you have any questions or feedback, please email artprize@ravenswood.nsw.edu.au

Terms and Conditions

Prize categories

Professional Artist Prize

  • Prize Value $35,000
  • Open to female artists resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries and over 18 years as at 1 February 2019 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 joint exhibition at Ravenswood School for Girls 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 artists resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries and over 18 years as at 1 February 2019.
  • 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. This exhibition will coincide with the annual welcome drinks event of the School in February of the following year.
  • Artworks must be for sale.



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