Art Prize

*Call for entries 2019 Art Prize flyer* - would also be good to have this on the website home page too.

Since 2015, WHWBSW has hosted the South West International Women’s Day Art Prize in Warrnambool. As an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality, we are pleased to offer a prize specifically for women that addresses the gender imbalance in galleries while providing an opportunity for women to express themselves through art, see their work exhibited, be rewarded and recognised for their work. We believe the prize strengthens women’s voices and fosters improved mental health and wellbeing.

  • 2015 Theme: Women & Place

  • 2016 Theme: Hope

  • 2017 Theme: Women & Belonging

  • 2019 Theme: Be

Following the 2017 Prize, WHWBSW has been thrilled to announce two exciting changes to the SW IWD Art Prize moving forward, with the prize to be held every second year (with the next event in 2019) and the cash prize for the Major Prize winner to double to $4000. These updates will mean female artists will have an even more attractive prize to reward them and a longer

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Application Form