Chippendale World Art Residency 2017

April 27, 2017

Shared $10,000 art prize open to Australian creatives

Create a painting of a landscape that has inspired you the most!

Win a 6 week stay at an artist residency in Southern France; a region steeped in art history and natural beauty

The Chippendale Creative Precinct is encouraging creative practitioners across Australia and overseas to submit a painted landscape entry in the fifth annual Chippendale World Art Residency Prize, formerly the Chippendale New World Art Prize.

With supreme thanks to our generous benefactor Dr. Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty. Ltd., who has made Chippendale’s first Art Prize possible by granting the Chippendale World Art Residency a prize pool of $100,000 for a sponsorship spanning 10 years.

In previous years, winning artists have undertaken residencies in Beijing, China and across the Mediterranean including Assisi, Italy, mountainous regions of Marcia in Spain and Kepalonia, Greece.

This year, three artists will gain access to an incredible experience and mentorship in the South of France, to focus on building up and experimenting with their body of work.


New Zealand born, Sydney based artist Carla Hannah won the Emerging Artist Award (2011) for her painted landscapes


Paintings and landscapes are the set medium and theme this year with their endless possibilities. We’re asking for Australian and International artists to submit one painting of a landscape that has most inspired you. This can be any landscape, from lively green countrysides to rich red deserts to monochrome flatlands. The core of the brief and the critical element that will decide the winners of the prize is the translation of a physical environment into an intriguing visual interpretation. Our sights are open to both emotive and conceptual minds with the emphasis being on how you communicate the feeling of place. Visually tell a story, your story, using artistic elements to speak of a landscape that heavily influenced you, showing your potential as an artist to respond to your surroundings and what you could achieve as our selected artist in residence.

Experiment with forms and light to create something truly unique and spectacular. All styles of painting are welcome and encouraged from modernist and contemporary to abstract and expressionistic, the brief is free to artistic interpretation and open to a variety of unique creative voices.

Finalists 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!


Farmhouse in Provence – Vincent Van Gogh, 1888


Judging Panel:
● 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. As well as an established artist.

● Dr. Stanley Quek – Chairman and founder of Greencliff Pty Ltd. Also former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia.

Other judges to be announced soon.

During this enchanting 6 week residency, there will be countless opportunities for you to explore the surrounding areas and creative destinations in the region and connecting with the local art community, paving the way to international networking. The Provence region and surrounding areas in southern France are full of rolling hills, provincial homesteads and never-ending lavender fields bathed in golden sunshine. The region’s beauty has inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and countless others, now let it inspire you!

With ongoing support and mentorship from Nicky Ginsberg of NG Art Gallery and President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct, you will be enjoying the comfort of gentle guidance and encouragement, all in the company of fellow prize-winners sharing this new and exciting experience with you!

Submissions open 1st of June 2017 and close 31st of July 2017. A submission fee of $35 is also required.


* This prize does not include travel costs

For more information or to enter contact: Chippendale World Art Residency