Chippendale New World Art Prize


Congratulations Hobart Hughes


About the prize

The Chippendale New World Art Prize represents the advent of a new world where art spreads across all arenas to create new possibilities. Chippendale has undergone a tremendous transformation from its humble beginnings as an industrial suburb to what is now a landscape of creative ventures spanning contemporary art galleries to cutting-edge visual technologies.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize stems from a personal donation of $100,000 by arts philanthropist and Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr Stanley Quek. Over the ten years from its inception in 2013, this Art Prize fosters excellence for all creative individuals and agencies, working in formal or informal fields of practice.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture in Greece.

Each year the Art Prize takes on a theme relating to a different facet of a new world. The theme for 2015 is Phenomena, much like the vastly intricate communities we live in, it is an exceptionally multifaceted idea. It is not tethered by any singular idiom. In circumnavigating monochromatic classification we encourage creatives and thinkers to expressively investigate and build works which illuminate the multiverse that is Phenomena. To traverse the magnificent creative maelstrom of opportunity inherent in the concept and produce works which push the breadth of the physical, metaphoric and phenomenological definitions of what it means to exist and create.


The Art Prize calls upon artists, creative agencies and students as the new voices of change, asking entrants to be inspired by art’s capacity to breathe new life into the urban sphere and embrace the new world of art technologies within their entries.

The Prize encourages entry in all mediums of art including new or non-conventional technologies, from emerging or established artists.

OPENING NIGHT & WINNER ANNOUNCED – Thursday 9th April 2015

EXHIBITION – Thursday 9th April until Saturday 2nd May 2015

Please note only original artworks created specifically for this Art Prize will be accepted.

Each submission must consist of:

If the artwork is in the form of video media, an online link must be included in submission.

A submission fee of $50 is required. Payment details are to be supplied on the entry form.

Only 1 entry is required from each applicant.
No late entries will be accepted.

Confirmed judges for the 2015 CNWAP are legendary Director of the MCA, Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE, renowned art critic, lecturer and broadcaster Andrew Frost, and chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr. Stanley Quek, whose own philanthropic gesture has made the prize possible.

CNWAP Exhibition of Finalists

The exhibition of finalists will be held at 3 locations in Chippendale with the the announcement of the winner of the 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize will be made on opening night at NG Art Gallery.

NG Art Gallery and Carlton Project Space:
Thursday 9th April (opening night) to Saturday 2nd May
X88 Gallery:
Thursday 9th April to Wednesday 29 April

All works to be delivered:
Tuesday 31 March from 12-6pm to NG Art Gallery

All works to be collected:
From NG Art Gallery & Carlton Project Space on Saturday 2nd May
From X88 Gallery on Wednesday 29 April

People’s Choice Awards

There is still time to have your say – vote in our People’s Choice Award to go in the draw to win a $300 Corban & Blair voucher along with many other prizes.


1. Go to @chippendalecreative Instagram page
2. Click the image of the work you wish to vote for
3. Click the ‘like’ button to have your vote counted in the People’s Choice Award

Winner will receive

Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture



2015 Winner – Hobart Hughes

2014 Winner – Ian Andrews

2013 Winner -  Bryden Williams


2015 Finalists

2014 Finalists

2013 Finalists