2018 Friends of the University of Newcastle Student Art Prize

Friday, 6 April 2018


Entries are now open for the 2018 Friends of the University of Newcastle Student Art Prize, with the 2018 theme of TEMP.

Ryan Fitzgerald Still Lives #1, 2014, wet colloidan print. University Collection

2 x $1,000 ACQUISITIVE AWARDS

Entries close on Friday 11 May: forms and $30 entry fee (per work) due by 5pm to the Watt Space Office (Callaghan Campus).

Download the application form (2MB) and invitation to exhibit (295KB) for more information on how to apply and the theme TEMP.

TEMP exhibition dates: 16 May - 3 June 2018

About the Prize
The Friends of the University of Newcastle play a vital role in the development and support of scholarships for the university and fundraise for the university and its community.

This year, the Friends of the University of Newcastle are again sponsoring the biennial Student Art Prize. Entrants are tasked to respond to the theme, ‘temp’, and its many connotations. Two winners will be awarded $1,000 each and their work acquired for the University’s art collection. The Student Art Prize assists in the growth of the University’s art collection, ensuring that it remains relevant to our region with contemporary work for future generations to enjoy.

The judges for the 2018 exhibition are independent writer and curator, Scott Millington and Courtney Novak, Program Coordinator of the Lock Up.

The Friends of the University of Newcastle also sponsor the annual Margaret Olley Postgraduate Scholarship, named in honour of distinguished Australian artist and philanthropist Margaret Olley.

Image: Ryan Fitzgerald, Still Lives #1 2014, wet colloidan print. Winner of the Friends of the University Acquisitive Student Art Prize 2014

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