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 prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. It is the highest value professional artist prize for women in Australia.

We are excited to announce a new third category for the Art Prize, the Indigenous Emerging Artist Prize.

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

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

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2020 Important Update

Thank you to all artists who entered the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize.

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize – Opening Night and Exhibition Update

We are excited to advise that the Opening Night of the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is now planned for Thursday 26 November and the Exhibition of Finalists will be open from Friday 27 November to Saturday 12 December 2020. Further details regarding these events will be advised as soon as possible.

We thank you for your support.

Congratulations 2020 Finalists

Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize


First Name Surname Artwork
SamaraAdamson-PinczewskiTondo 3
KateBakerSublimate #2
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)
KateDorroughRelics of Industry
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
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
CatherineOdonnellUnion Street Window #3
PamelaPaulineOn The Brink
AmandaPenrosehartMurrumbateman dust storm
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
PatriciaVan LubeckThe inaccessible one
Kungka Kunpu (Strong Women) - Iwantja Young Women’s Film Project
JudithWhiteAsh On Water
SandraWilliamsSearching for Home
BronwynWoodley GrahamEasy Trail
LindaZuccoMoving Still
VeraZulumovskiNew Bloom


First Name Surname Artwork
Linda (Hunter) BlackburnDelicate Rose
SusannahColeman-BrownNidum (nest)
carolyncraigLeft Behind in Lithgow
EllenDahlAt the Edge of Place
SophieDalgleishMisty morning in Kangaroo valley
LouDerryThe welcome storm
AmandaFullerPathway of Light and Reflection
JaneGerrishHomage to Sonia Delaunay
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
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
Jennifer Tarry-SmithSophia
Michelle ThompsonSpider Web
KateVellaSweet daphne at breakfast
SarahWallace-SmithNotice to vacate
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

Artworks by 2019 Professional Artist Winner, Joanna Braithwaite – ‘Bold and the Beautiful’ and 2019 Emerging Artist Winner, Chris Casali – ‘Mutawintji Dreaming’