Chippendale World Art Residency 2017
Australian and International artists are invited to submit a painted landscape for the fifth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize, re-imagined this year as the Chippendale World Art Residency for artists eager to conquer global frontiers.
Three winners of the Prize are to be awarded six week Artist Residencies in the culturally rich and colourfully inspiring region of Provence & surrounds, Southern France. The brief is simple, we invite Australian and International artists to submit one painting of a landscape that inspires a sense of place.
THE PRIZEWith supreme thanks to our benefactor Dr. Stanley Quek, former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty. Ltd., Chippendale’s first Art Prize is made possible by a generous $100,000 sponsorship spanning 10 years.
We are proud to announce that this year, THREE winning artists will gain access to six week residencies in the Provence region, Southern France. Previous recipients of the Chippendale World Art Residency have honed their skills in Beijing, Assisi in Italy, Marcia in Spain and Kefalonia, Greece.
THE BRIEFThis is your opportunity to tell a story, your story, and submit a painted landscape to illustrate your skillset. We invite you to be bold, showcase your potential as an artist and demonstrate what you might achieve when responding to fading French light as our selected artist in residence. All styles of painting are welcome and encouraged, think modernist, contemporary, abstract and expressionist. Experiment with form, light, texture and colour to create something truly unique to your artistic voice.
Our panel of esteemed judges holds the imaginative translation of a scene most highly in their scrutiny. They encourage emotive and conceptual minds to explore, manipulate and identify the notion of place. The brief is free to artistic interpretation and open to a variety of unique creative voices.
ADJUDICATIONFinalists will be announced in August and their work displayed in an online gallery for public viewing. Three winners of the Chippendale World Art Residency and a People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced in late September. 2017 judges include:
- Dr. Stanley Quek - The prize’s benefactor, former chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman & CEO of Greencliff, patron of the arts and the brainchild behind the Frasers Artist Residency.
- Professor Raphael Rubinstein - New York-based poet and art critic, former senior editor and contributor at Art in America and professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. Winner of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
- Professor Anita Taylor - Dean of Bath School of Art and Design. Former Director and CEO of the National Art School, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Sydney College of the Arts, at the University of Sydney. Founding Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize project UK and established artist.
- Nicky Ginsberg - President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct, Director of Kensington Contemporary and Founder & Director of the NG Art Creative Residency.
NG ART CREATIVE RESIDENCYThree winners of the Chippendale World Art Residency will be granted access to the NG Art Creative Residency Program. In 2017 President Nicky Ginsberg has taken NG ART global, establishing the NG ART Residency program in Eygalières, France, set to nurture work by artists, writers, performers, academics and scholars.
Presenting Nicky Ginsberg; a mentor and personal guide who is the visionary behind NG Art, the Chippendale Creative Precinct, Kensington Contemporary and the Chippendale World Art Residency in conjunction with collaborative efforts and a unified indefatigable spirit.
The stunning homestead Les Mas des Pelerins in Eygalieres, Provence is a 15th Century pilgrim’s inn, a dwelling of rest on the pilgrimage route of St Jacques de Compostelle through France to Spain. History tells of the weary travellers who saw candlelight burning in the turret, and stopped to replenish on their journey. Now, it’s warm golden light and open doors invite artists to replenish their creativity and spark their imaginations. With time to travel and pause and reflect, our perfectly scouted locations for en plein air painting and creation are sure to set inspiration aflame. Make yourself at home on our 2 hectares of land thriving with olive, apricot, plum and fig trees with distant mountains of the Alpilles cradling the hillside scenery. This residency is your golden opportunity for creative growth in a setting of ultimate French Provencal luxury. The region’s beauty has inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and countless others, now let it inspire you!
The Art Prize calls upon new and established artists to submit one painting of a landscape that inspires a sense of place. There are no limitations to scale as submissions and judging of paintings are to take place online. Finalist’s work will similarly be showcased in an online exhibition.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN - EARLY JUNE 2017
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE - END OF JULY 2017
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED - AUGUST 2017
WINNER ANNOUNCED - SEPTEMBER 2017
Submission Requirements:● ONE Artist’s Statement (one A4 page maximum)
● ONE Artist’s CV (two A4 pages maximum)
● Up to THREE (high-resolution/300 DPI) photographs of your completed artwork
● Submission Fee: $35
The fine print:1. The Prize does not cover travel expenses.
2. Only original artworks created specifically for this Art Prize will be accepted.
3. Applicants may submit only ONE artwork for adjudication.
4. No late entries will be accepted.
The winners will be asked to donate 1 work of a Provencal scene to the Chippendale Creative Precinct.
Prize applications can be entered at http://chippendalecreative.com/initiatives/art-prize/cwar-application/
EXTENDED JUDGES BIOGRAPHYDr. Stanley Quek- In 2013 Dr Stanley Quek generously donated a $100,000, 10 year art prize to the Chippendale Creative Precinct. Stanley is the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and the current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd. Considered an influential name in property development, he is very highly regarded in these circles and is also an important arts philanthropist and benefactor. Stanley, in his capacity as chairman of Frasers Property Australia, generously donated The Old Rum Store to the Fraser Artist Residency Program in 2008 which operated for four years. Providing free work space and subsidised rehearsal space for local artists and musicians, allowing creativity and collaboration to grow in the Chippendale Precinct. Stanley has long been a supporter of Chippendale, and in 2007 he purchased Kensington Street with the dream of turning it into a lifestyle destination.
Professor Raphael Rubinstein- A New York-based poet and art critic whose numerous books include Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 (Hard Press Editions), The Afterglow of Minor Pop Masterpieces (Make Now) and The Miraculous (Paper Monument). He edited the anthology Critical Mess: Art Critics on the State of their Practice (Hard Press Editions). The Miraculous has been translated into French by
Marcel Cohen and published by Editions Greges. From 1997 to 2007 he was a senior editor at Art in America, where he continues to be a contributing editor. He is currently professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art. In 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2010, his blog The Silo won a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.
Professor Anita Taylor- Dean of the Bath School of Art and Design and the founding Director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Anita is an Adjunct Professor for the Sydney College of Arts, at the University of Sydney and a co-investigator on the AHRC Bath and Bristol by Design project. In 2014 Anita served on the Art and Design Panel for the UK RAE2008, the Hong Kong RAE; and as a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. She is the former director and CEO of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia (2009-13). Anita is a curator, published writer and internationally exhibited artist.
Nicky Ginsberg- Founded Chippendale’s first commercial gallery, NG ART Gallery, in 2006 and has nurtured the careers of some of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists. The relationships and initiatives created at NG ART built the framework of Nicky’s greatest venture, the Chippendale Creative Precinct and her current gallery space Kensington Contemporary. Nicky has directed several initiatives as president of the
Chippendale Creative Precinct, including the BEAMS Arts Festival, the Chippendale New World Art Prize, Historical and Gallery Walking Tours. Nicky curates Kensington Contemporary, which continues to exhibit Australia’s best talent. Nicky’s dearest achievement is her relationships with her exhibiting artists, whose work is held in major public institutions as well as private collections worldwide. In 2017 Nicky has taken NG
ART global with the NG ART Residency program.