Chippendale World Art Residency

Southern France



About the prize


Shared $10,000 art prize open to creatives INTERNATIONALLY

This year, create a painting of a landscape that evokes a sense of PLACE!

Nicky Ginsberg, Founder of the Chippendale New World Art Prize and President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to embrace your international arts community and join her global art movement.

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.

With 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 and Languedoc-Rousillion 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.

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Vincent Van Gogh – Farmhouse in Provence, 1888

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.

This is your opportunity to tell a story, your story, and paint a 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.

Take inspiration from any landscape, be it lively green countrysides or rich red deserts or monochrome flatlands. 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.


The Art Prize calls upon new or established, Australian and International artists to submit a painting of a landscape that inspires you. Submissions and judging of paintings are all online, therefore scale is to your heart’s content. No physical exhibition will be held, however a selection of finalists work will be showcased in an online exhibition.


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

To submit your ‘Painted Landscape that evokes a sense of place’ and for full terms and conditions of Prize Entry click here.


In 2017, it is your chance to take part in a Residency Program set to launch your work to its next level. The Chippendale World Art Residency is a chance for artists to be adventurous, productive and most of all inspired by the heart, soul and light of Southern France.

The residency includes full board and lodgings in a stunning homestead surrounded by exquisite gardens, and an invaluable mentorship program for artists to experiment with and define their bodies of work. An expert in Curating, Arts Marketing, Gallery Directing and French language, NG Art’s Nicky Ginsberg will offer ongoing leadership throughout the six weeks. Nicky will provide support as you learn from the local artistic community, and forge connections with the international art community. Nicky’s gentle guidance and encouragement will see three lucky artists develop their canon alongside fellow trailblazing prize-winners.

This exciting Residency will see prize winners sample authentic French cuisine, travel surrounding areas and be enriched by the local cultural landscape. With thousands of years of beauty and history in her soil, Southern France is sure to ignite your spirit, think dashings of lilac flowers or a swooping sea of chatareus pastures drenched in the nostalgic natural light of Europe. Trodden by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh and exhibiting the vision of Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, may your art grow and flourish as the sunflowers.

Nicole Kelly


The Art Prize calls upon new and established artists worldwide 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 with the option of selling your work online.

ONE Artist’s Statement (biography & artistic process) (one A4 page maximum)

ONE Artist’s CV (two A4 pages maximum)

A statement of up to 150 words about the artwork

Up to THREE (low-resolution 72 DPI) photographs of your completed ‘painted landscape that has inspired you the most’.

Submission Fee: $35
To submit your artwork and for full terms and conditions of prize entry – click here

The fine print:

The Prize does not cover travel expenses

Only original artworks created specifically for this Art Prize will be accepted

Applicants may submit only ONE artwork for adjudication

No late entries will be accepted
This year’s judging panel is yet to be announced. The winners will be asked to donate 1 work of a Provencal scene to the Chippendale Creative Precinct.

The CWAR is an International Art Prize, please feel free to share this incredible opportunity with your international artist networks and invite them to showcase their work to a global audience.

To submit your ‘Painted Landscape that evokes a sense of place’ and for full terms and conditions of Prize Entry click here.

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

Note: The Prize does not cover travel expenses. One artwork created during the program will be required from each winner as a donation to The Chippendale Creative Precinct in return for their 6-week residency.

Past Winners

CNWAP 2016 Winner Indigo Hanlee is currently undertaking her residency at Assisi in Umbria, Italy.

Assisi is a wonderfully preserved medieval town in the mountains of Umbria. Famous as the birthplace of St. Francis and for the Basilica of San Francesco, containing frescoes by late-medieval artists such as Giotto and Cimabue, Assisi is also an important site for pilgrims from around the world.

The residency I’m staying at is twenty minutes away on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Run by Marina Serli and her family, Arte Studio Ginestrelle hosts small groups of artists and writers in a beautifully refurbished farm house in the middle of a National Park. A lot of my time has been spent exploring Mount Subasio and the sites around Assisi. The weather has also been great for painting – wild flowers (and asparagus!) have started to appear everywhere so I’ve been taking the opportunity to spend a lot of time working in both the indoor and outdoor studio spaces.

Photo courtesy of Indigo Hanlee

Winner will receive


2016 Winner – Indigo Hanlee and Michael Thomas Hill (Lightwell)

2015 Winner – Hobart Hughes

2014 Winner – Ian Andrews

2013 Winner –  Bryden Williams


2016 Finalists

2015 Finalists

2014 Finalists

2013 Finalists