The 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize summons all manner of creatives to consider the concept of a new world. Entrants are asked to develop a new body of work around a central, exploratory theme. This year’s creative brief is “phenomena” – undefined and in its broadest sense, welcoming interpretation of it by designers, artists and curators.
The $100,000 10-year-old arts initiative is entirely funded by ardent art philanthropist and the developer of Chippendale’s Kensington Street dining precinct, Dr Stanley Quek. The annual prize includes $10,000 and a three-month international artist residency. In 2013, Bryden Williams travelled to China, and last year Ian Andrews spent his residency in Spain. The 2015 winner will go to the idyllic Greek island of Kefalonia, hosted by the Ionian Centre for the Arts and Culture.
On this year’s judging panel is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE, art critic Andrew Frost and the prize’s benefactor, Dr Quek. An exhibition of finalists’ work will be shown at three locations throughout Chippendale including NG Art Gallery and the Carlton Street Project Space from April 9 until May 2. The winner of the prize will be announced on the opening night.
Submissions for entry close Monday 16 March.
For more information visit the website.