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for Chippendale's Premier Art Prize


Bonjour de la Belle Provence


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.




Credit: Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Landscape with Acacias, oil on board, 22 x 29cm


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.





Photograph of Provence by Katya Ginsberg


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.





Credit: Abstract landscape painting by Simon Kenny


Finalists will be announced in August and their work displayed in an online gallery for public viewing.  All works will be for sale. Three winners of the Chippendale World Art Residency and a People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced in late August.

This year’s judging panel is yet to be announced. Previous judges have included:

CNWAP 2015:

  • Elizabeth Ann MacGregor OBE – Director of the MCA
  • Andrew Frost – Art Critic, Lecturer, Broadcaster
  • Dr. Stanley Quek – Prize benefactor & Chairman of Frasers Property Australia

CNWAP 2016:

  • Wayne Tunnicliffe - head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery NSW;
  • Dr. Stanley Quek - Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd and the prize’s benefactor;
  • Pat Corrigan - renowned art collector and philanthropist; and
  • Janet Laurence - internationally celebrated artist.





Credit: Farmhouse in Provence - Vincent Van Gogh, 1888


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.





Credit: California artist Carol Peek, oil painting “Spring Oak”


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.





Submission Requirements:

  • 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:

  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

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.





The Chippendale Creative Precinct (CCP) is a non-profit organisation established in 2010, founded to promote Chippendale as a creative cluster and cultural hub.

We are bringing Chippendale into the new era, through initiatives designed to enhance the synergy of the local creative community, generate economic growth and provide inspiration through the arts in an urban environment.

Founder and President of the CCP, Nicky Ginsberg alongside the CCP Board, warmly invite creative businesses and individuals to join us to support and promote creativity in Chippendale.

We would love for you to advance your business through the CCP with our networking events, university partnerships, member benefits and many other exciting opportunities to come!

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Nicky Ginsberg
President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct

Chippendale Creative Precinct

email: info@chippendalecreative.com.au

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