Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
Advancing Art and Opportunity

Australian Art – Any Medium – All Women

The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize is an annual acquisitive prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established women artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.

There are three prize categories – the Professional Artist Prize of $35,000, the Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000 and the Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000.

Artists are asked to enter an artwork that best reflects their art practice - there is is no theme.

Artwork judging is overseen by Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Patron and acclaimed artist, Jennifer Turpin. Join us as we celebrate the finest women talent in Australia.

2021 Ravenswood Australian
Women’s Art Prize

Entries to the 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize are now open and close on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 12.00pm (midday) Daylight Saving Time – Eastern Australia.


To enter and for further info

Winners of the 2021 Professional, Emerging and Indigenous Emerging Artist Prizes will be announced at the 2021 Art Prize Opening Night on Friday 14 May 2021. The Exhibition of Finalists will be held from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 30 May 2021.

2020
Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Artwork Online Sales

Artworks sales will go live following the announcement of the winners on 26 November and will be available for sale until the close of the Exhibition at 1.00pm on 12 December 2020
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Virtual Tour of Exhibition

Closes at 1.00pm on Saturday 12 December 2020



View Digital Entries to the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Iwantja Young Women’s Film Project
Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women)
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Nadège Philippe-Janon
Across Time and Tides
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Leila Jeffreys
Nature is not a place to visit, it is home
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Frances Barrett
Handle
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Maryanne Coutts
A Year of Tree
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Barbara Cleveland
This is a Stained Glass Window
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Jenny Pollak
Mark
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Congratulations to our 2020 Winners

The 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Professional Artist Prize of $35,000 has been won by Vicki Cullinan for her acrylic on linen artwork, ‘Munga Ilkari (The Night Sky)’, “a cosmic, ‘big picture’ view of the night sky, like the night sky itself, wondrous. An expansive transcendent work it takes us out way beyond the frame to consider the cosmos and our tiny human role within it”. 

Danielle Guyot has won the Emerging Artist’s Prize of $5,000 for her sculpture made from foam cups, ‘Watagan Balga – Relic from a Forgotten World’, “an exquisitely crafted sculpture of a grass tree made from polystyrene foam cups. This is transformation of materials big time.- a relic specimen of the natural world in Danielle’s words becomes a ‘ghost of itself’.”

The Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize of $5,000 has been won by Lynette Lewis for her acrylic on canvas artwork, ‘Tali Womikata’, “an exquisitely mesmerising work of great beauty giving us an almost physical experience of the movement of wind over sands. Like water itself the tiny dots of this painting recreates the fluid dynamics of movement of wind and water.”

Congratulations to artists who received
Highly Commended recognition for their artworks

Professional Artists

  • Rosemary Valadon ‘Table of Broken Things’
  • Catherine Nelson  ‘Cartago’

Emerging Artists

  • Theresa Hunt  ‘January 2020’
  • Sue Grose-Hodge  ‘Pencil on Paper’

Indigenous Emerging Artists

  • Jacqueline Phillipus Napurulla ‘Kalipinypa’
  • Jenna Lee ‘Adornment of the Abhorrent’




Congratulations 2020 Finalists

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize


Professional

First Name Surname Artwork
SamaraAdamson-PinczewskiTondo 3
KateBakerSublimate #2
FrancesBarrettHandle
JulieBartholomewAnthropogenic Scrolls
LeeBethelSpreading wide my narrow hands to gather Paradise.
MichelleCawthornDirty Denim
BarbaraClevelandThis is a stained glass window
Maryanne CouttsA Year of Tree
VickiCullinanMunga Ilkari (The Night Sky)
TamaraDeanSolastalgia
KateDorroughRelics of Industry
SusieDureauGap
AgnetaEkholmMantle
MerranEssonStillness
HarrieFasherHistory in the field / The Western Front
BetinaFauvel-OgdenStudying Solomon at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Carolina FurqueTomb, Hue Vietnam 2016
JaneGiblinNell Willis (Gavin)
SusanGourleyTools for Regeneration
LeilaJeffreysNature is not a place to visit, it is home.
BonnieLardenLazy Girafternoon
Catherine LargeImperfect perfection, Still Life with 3 Bowls
CamillaLoveridgeBLIGHT WITH BEAUTY 4
GenevieveLoyBush Turkey Tracks
JanetLuxtonSuffolk Sheep
camielyonsTo Dissociate
DonnaMarcusMetro
KerryMcInnisCloudy Day, Whiskers Creek
CeliaMorganSome scratchings and shadings posing as a landscape, attempting not to be, and failing (terra plumbagocardiogramma)
BettyMufflerNgangkari Ngura (Healing Country)
Patsy MudgedellBush Tucker Fusion
EileenNapaltjarriTjiturrulpa
CatherineNelsonCartago
CatherineOdonnellUnion Street Window #3
JanPalethorpeLegacy
PamelaPaulineOn The Brink
AmandaPenrosehartMurrumbateman dust storm
JennyPollakmark
AlicePulversPortrait of My Sister, Lucy
ZoricapurlijaGirl, girl to woman
LynRaymerWhat Was..(Shatin series)
VictoriaReicheltAustralian Landscape (smiley) 4
AngelaRobertson-BuchananHigh Density Living
TraceySchrammThe Poultry Yard - Celebrity Birds
LizShreeveThe Persistence of Blue
AndreaSinclairGreat Catch
Chi-lingTabartThere's plenty of fish in the sea
HiromiTangoBleached Genes (Fuji) â Uncover my soul (2018)
LisaTomasettiThe light that is theirs
LucyVaderGently does it
RosemaryValadonTable of Broken Things
Kaylene
Leonie
Vicki
Betty
Whiskey
Cullinan
Cullinan
Muffler
Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women) - Iwantja Young Women’s Film Project
JudithWhiteAsh On Water
SandraWilliamsSearching for Home
BronwynWoodley GrahamEasy Trail
LindaZuccoMoving Still
VeraZulumovskiNew Bloom

Emerging

First Name Surname Artwork
Linda (Hunter) BlackburnDelicate Rose
KateButlerSolastalgia
carolyncraigLeft Behind in Lithgow
EllenDahlAt the Edge of Place
SophieDalgleishMisty morning in Kangaroo valley
LouDerryThe welcome storm
SarahEddowesApparition
AmandaFullerPathway of Light and Reflection
JaneGerrishHomage to Sonia Delaunay
LisaGilesUntitled
ElizaGosseHe Watched Cars Passing By Beyond The Cracks In The Curtains
BarbaraGrayFirst Light, Coledale Beach
ElaineGreenTwilight's Breath
SueGrose-HodgePencil on paper
DanielleGuyotWatagan Balga - Relic From a Forgotten World
AmandaHarrisonThe Disruptor
MichelleHenryAny moment might be our last
TheresaHuntJanuary 20
EbonyHydeRitual
polly lynkimmorleydarling in drought
Starry (Juxein)KongIt's still Dark, but sometimes I see the Stars
SueMacLeod-BeereOld school, new school
JulieMcCurryMeander River, Deloraine
SharonMcIlwainBurns Point Ferry, Ballina
AnnaNordstromIn Transition
NadegePhilippe-JanonAcross time and tides
GemmaRasdallHuon Reflections
YvonneRaulstonAre we really alone . . .
GwenRobsonThe Gardener
MelindaRodnightCome back down to Earth
JuliaSirianniA Place to Hide
ColleenStapletonUnmasked
Jennifer Tarry-SmithSophia
Michelle ThompsonSpider Web
ClaireTozerTerrain
KateVellaSweet daphne at breakfast
SarahWallace-SmithNotice to vacate
DebbeyWatsonConversations
PetaWestAragunnu, Mimosa National Park

Indigenous Emerging

First Name Surname Artwork
LouiseDanielsDeath Certificate 1847
SianleeHarrisNhuungku parlayi
Ethel NarelleHollandBrother & Sister Story
JennaLeeadornment of the abhorrent
LangalikiLewisNgayuku Ngura (My Country)
LynetteLewisTali Womikata
Jacqueline PhillipusNapurullaKalipinypa
Venessa Possumbadu biyani (water healing)
"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