The Chippendale Creative Precinct is encouraging creative practitioners across Australia to enter the Chippendale New World Art Prize (CNWAP) in partnership with VIVID Ideas.
Join us for our latest activation of Kensington Street, as its unconventional exhibition spaces are taken over by the fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize.
Artists and creatives alike will be showcasing their innovative works throughout the industrial architecture of The Old Rum Store, the Kensington Contemporary galleries, and Kensington Street’s charming Federation terraces.
This year’s judging panel includes; Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Dr Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, and the prizes benefactor; Pat Corrigan, the renowned Australian art collector and arts philanthropist; and Janet Laurence, internationally celebrated Australian artist.
Our expert judges will choose the lucky winner who will receive a three-month residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle on Mount Subasio in Assisi, Italy, worth $10,000. This continues the Chippendale New World Art Prize’s venture further into the Mediterranean, after previous winners travelled to host countries Greece and Spain and prior to that Beijing, China. The winner will have an opportunity to experience a different culture, learn from international artists while practising their craft, and ultimately exhibit works in their host country.
With the winner being offered this once in a lifetime prize, all finalist works are to be curated in an exhibition to open on the Thursday 2 June to the Sunday 26 June, 2016.
On the opening night the winner will be announced, along with the runners up, and the all-important People’s Choice Award.
Each year the prize takes on a new theme. This year’s theme is ‘spirit’, which invigorates the creative communities and spaces we thrive in. In Sydney’s downtown, Chippendale glows through the smoke and fog to illuminate a new age, and it is this spirit of both people and place burning brightly together we will see in the 2016 creations.
With works in all mediums we expect this year to see a diverse series of entries including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, animation, film, interactive media, light, sound, and the inclusion of new technologies.
From Left: Judge Dr Stanley Quek, President of the CCP Nicky Ginsberg, 2015 Winner Hobart Hughes & MCA Director and Judge Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE
The Chippendale New World Art Prize is celebrating the opening night and its winning artist on Thursday 2 June from 8pm onwards, with a banquet style menu including fine wines, at Kensington Street’s latest culinary venture, Upper Mekong.
Our esteemed judges and winning artist will accompany us for a feast like no other, and engage with talks on philanthropy and the art of collecting.
Enjoy tantalising Indochine cuisine skilfully created by internationally acclaimed chef Tiw Rakarin and be transported on a journey Up the Mekong River.
For reservations or additional information, please email email@example.com or call Nicky Ginsberg on 0417 494 317
One of our esteemed judges internationally acclaimed artist Janet Laurence
Saturday 4 June from 1 – 4PM, join us for a special edition of Explore Chippendale’s Free Gallery Walking Tour, Chippendale Creative Precinct is offering lunch, walks and talks with esteemed guests, and cultural commentators, while inviting the artists to showcase and discuss their works featured in the Chippendale New World Art Prize.
Submissions for Chippendale New World Art Prize open on Thursday March 3rd, and close Tuesday May 3rd, with the exhibition to open on Thursday 2nd June, 2016.
For more information or to enter contact:
Chippendale New World Art Prize
Phone: 0417 494 317
The Chippendale New World Art Prize and surrounding events are presented by Destination Chippendale and Chippendale Creative Precinct. Supported by VIVID IDEAS and Greencliff Realty. Explore the wonder and passion thriving in Sydney’s most exciting art, food and culture precinct, Kensington Street, Chippendale.