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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.

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 Clare Brodie and Susie Dureau.

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