16 March 2021 – 30 April 2021
This women’s only competition encourages the women of our community to showcase their creative talents.
There were 168 beautiful artworks submitted and each artwork was judged by Tesha Malott, an arts professional with a passion for supporting experimental and contemporary art practice in Australia. Tesha is the current Director of Verge Gallery at University of Sydney. Tesha has worked alongside, and mentored many of Australia’s leading emerging artists and was recognised for her contribution to the NSW arts sector through a nomination for Museums and Galleries Individual Achievement Award in 2018.
The 2021 Prize winners are:
12-19 Years old category
1st - Gabrielle Collins, Brigidine College Randwick, For "My Indeigenous and Egyptian Identity"
2nd - Niamh Robb, Brigidine College Randwick, For "Emote"
3rd - Gabrielle Cheung, age 13, For "Now and Us"
20 Years and over category
1st prize - Philipa Granwal, for "My Daughter's Bedside Table" (Shown above.)
2nd prize - Lucy Deverall, for "Submerge"
3rd prize - Alana Best, for "Somewhere 2"
Each year a Councillors' prize is awarded, which is judged by Councillor Kathy Neilson, Councillor Lindsay Shurey and Councillor Alexandra Luxford. For the first time in eight years of judging, the councillors couldn't come to a conclusion on who should be awarded their prize, so two joint winners were declared and awarded to:
Chelsea De Jong, OLSH Kensington, for "Bondi Blues"
Patricia Maradno, Brigidine College, for "In Hand"
The Women's Art Prize 2021 Exhibition of selected works is located in the Lionel Bowen Library’s exhibition space.
Curator: Randwick City Community Development