2016 Winners - Eligibility - Artwork Entry Criteria - Exhibition - Selecting and Judging - Curatorial Panel - Important Dates - Enquiries
The Women's Art Prize and Exhibition will not be held in 2017.
Artists and members of the community were invited to apply for the prize and exhibition with artworks that respond to themes surrounding women and to be inspired by the 2016 International Women’s Day theme Pledge for Parity.
Commended: Soo Hee Choi Sonya
Commended: Clare Unger Imprint 1
Highly Commended: Suzanne Davey Exhale
Highly Commended: Linda Wilken Show Us Your Tits
First Place: Ingrid Stiertzel Memoirs in the Mist
Open to artists who identify as a professional or practicing full-time artist 18 years and over.
Commended: Virginia Bucknell Hope – Self Portrait
Commended: Lauren van Dort It’s No Use Going Back
Highly Commended: Helen Oprey Waiting
Highly Commended: Lyndall Graham Ghost Homes for the Living Homeless
First Place: Rose Basile Bin Night
Open to members of the community who, do not (yet) identify as a professional artist, 18 years and over. This category encourages those who study art, practice art as a hobby or as part of a community group.
Highly Commended: Carolyn Love Inhabitation
Highly Commended: Scarlett Steven Laissez-hair
First Place: Erin O’Neill Window Dressing
Open to members of the community who identify as a student, hobby artist or professional artist between the age of 12 and 25 as of 15 June 2016.
Local Artist Award
Winner: Janet Parker-Smith Ordinary, Extraordinary
This will be awarded to an artist who lives in the City of Ryde. The recipient of this award can be selected from any category, but will be chosen after the selection of all other category winners. Other category winners will not be eligible to then win this award.
Note: Only artists who live in the City of Ryde will be eligible for this award. Any artists who live in the City of Ryde and are selected as a winner of the Open, Community or Youth will not be eligible to also win the Local Artist Award. The Local Artist Award will be chosen only after the winners of the other categories have been chosen.
People's Choice Award
Winner: Carolyn Love Inhabitation
Open to all applicants who are selected for the exhibition in any category. Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork in the exhibition.
Note: The winner of this award will be determined by the artwork with the highest number of votes cast by the public. This winner of this award will be posted on the City of Ryde website on Wednesday 6 July.
Carolyn Love - Inhabitation
The exhibition was open to any gender with female artists encouraged to apply. City of Ryde staff and Councillors were eligible to apply and be selected for the exhibition but were not eligible to win any of the prizes, with the exception of the People’s Choice Award.
Artwork Entry Criteria
- The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize is open to work in all disciplines including painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, textile art, video and new media art.
- Artworks previously exhibited in other prizes and exhibitions are eligible.
- All entries must be the original artwork of the exhibitor and created within two years prior to 15 June 2016.
- It is anticipated that around 80 artworks will be selected for the exhibition.
- For cultural sensitivity reasons, artworks that contain unauthorised use of indigenous symbols, motifs or styles are not eligible.
- Works that are considered offensive will not be selected.
- Decisions in regards to works selected for exhibition and final judging by the curatorial panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- All works entered must be no more than 150 cm in width or depth (including frame). Three-dimensional works can be free-standing or wall mounted, but if wall mounted must not exceed 20 kg in weight.
- Plinths for smaller sculptural works will be supplied by the gallery.
- Equipment for presentation of new media works to be supplied by the artists i.e. computer, DVD player etc.
A selection of artworks will be chosen for exhibition at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank Campus of The Northern Sydney Institute – part of TAFE NSW, See Street, Meadowbank.
The exhibition will officially open as part of the Hungry for Art Launch on Wednesday night, 15 June 6 pm to 8 pm and will continue until Saturday 2 July 2016. All artworks selected for the exhibition must remain on display until 4 pm of 2 July. The gallery hours are from 11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Curator and Convener: Cassandra Hard Lawrie – Independent Curator
Project Manager: Liz Berger – Senior Coordinator Communications
Judges: Dr Lee-Anne Hall - Director, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, and Toni Bailey - Curator, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Thursday 16 June to Saturday 2 July
Exhibition period of works.
Gallery open days: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm.
Monday 4 July
Collection of works from See Street Gallery between 10 am - 6 pm.
All queries regarding the exhibition and application process can be made to Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590 or firstname.lastname@example.org