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Chippendale Creative Precinct welcomes travellers from near and far to stop and smell the lavender on site at NG Art Creative Residency. Directed by President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct and founder of the Chippendale World Art Residency, Nicky Ginsberg, the NG Art Creative Residency invites artists internationally to reinvigorate their practice at the foot of les Alpilles Mountains in Eygalieres, Southern France.





L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Provence


With only 13 days to go, time is of the essence! Submit your painting of a landscape to the Chippendale World Art Residency for your chance to win six weeks at the NG Art Creative Residency - Apply here.

For six weeks, three winners of the Chippendale World Art Residency will pause and reflect under fading French light and the expert guidance of mentor and art-world expert Nicky Ginsberg.

Three artists will re-charge in the finest French Provencal comfort and witness their practice transform, a true renaissance stimulated by spectacular vistas of the rocky landscape, fuelled by olives from the garden and wine straight from the vine!

Menerbes Luberon, Provence


With supreme thanks to our generous benefactor Dr. Stanley Quek, former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty. Ltd., the Chippendale World Art Residency is made possible by a generous $100,000 sponsorship spanning 10 years.

Now in its fifth year, the Chippendale World Art Residency has supported the work of six of Australia’s most promising creatives at residencies in Beijing, Spain, Greece and Italy. This year CWAR opens itself to international applicants for the first time to enjoy a sojourn in poppy-filled Provence.

The brief is simple, we invite Australian and International artists to submit one painting of a landscape that inspires a sense of place.





Dr Stanley Quek


Dr. Stanley Quek - The prize’s benefactor, former chairman of Frasers Property Australia and current Executive Chairman & CEO of Greencliff, patron of the arts and the brainchild behind the Frasers Artist Residency.

Raphael Rubinstein - New York-based poet and art critic, former senior editor and contributor at Art in America and professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art.

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 and established artist.

Nicky Ginsberg – President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct, Founder of the Chippendale World Art Residency & Director of the NG Art Creative Residency, Provence





Professor Raphael Rubinstein


Nicky Ginsberg, President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct, is proud to introduce in more detail, the fourth and final addition to our esteemed CWAR Judging Panel, Professor Raphael Rubinstein! With artists from all over the globe invited to submit a painted landscape to the 5th annual CWAR, it was only fitting that we fill our panel with leading individuals from the International Art World.

Hailing from none other than New York City, Raphael Rubinstein is an internationally acclaimed poet, arts writer and critic. Raphael will use expertise gained from ten years (1997-2007) as senior editor, and currently a contributing editor, of Art in America in choosing three winners for the Prize.

Among a bevy of other enviable achievements, Raphael is currently a Professor of critical studies at the University of Houston School of Art and in 2002, the French government presented him with the award of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

Check out Raphael’s most inspiring blog The Silo.

For more information on our final judge Raphael Rubinstein, please visit his website.





Sycamore Trees, Provence


The NG ART Creative Residency program welcomes wanderers on all kinds of creative journeys. The exquisite 15th century Pilgrim's stone house Mas de Pelerins, is fully equipped to nurture work by artists, writers, performers, designers, academics and scholars. Artists will learn from opposing disciplines in a large shared studio, picnic together amidst the wheat fields, guide one another to perfect plein-air vistas, collaborate by the swimming pool, break bread by candlelight and discuss the big issues over a drop of rosé!

Mas des Pelerins Eygalières, Provence - Photography by Lauren Commens


A peaceful hideaway steeped in history, artists are invited to explore the charming neighbouring village of Eygalières, its cobblestone laneways and amble up the steep hill to the magnificent stone chapel, La Chapelle des Penitents, the very image of Provencal architecture. We encourage our artists to embark on solo rambles along the mountainside just as the pilgrims did, to uncover secret sanctuaries like the medieval chateau ruins perched on the town’s summit as well as the 12th century Chapelle Saint Sixte located on the outskirts of the village.





Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, June 1889

Sunflowers, Provence


Winners will pack up their paint sets and head out on foot or by car to take inspiration from Eygalières'surrounding lush valleys, yellow sunflower fields and purple sunsets to paint en plein air as the Masters did. In Baux de Provence artists will discover the Val d'Enfer, or the 'Valley of Hell' aptly named for its wild scrub and jagged cliff-like walls of stone. Closer to home, winners will find an old Pilgrim's path leading from Eygalières through the spectacular summits of the Alpilles and into the splendours of the Mollégès plains.





Eygalières’ market, Provence

Mas des Pelerins Eygalières, Provence - Photography by Lauren Commens


Three Prize Winners will let the finest French cured meats and the smelliest French cheese overwhelm their senses at the weekly local Eygalières' market, packed with fresh produce straight from surrounding farms and the local boucherie, fromagerie and boulangerie!

Each Friday morning, our artists will have the chance meet local vendors selling a myriad of fresh produce; the juiciest vegetables, the catch of the day, olives in their various guises, breads in every shape and form, the smells wafting and beckoning at every street corner.

Baskets packed with spreads fit for kings, our artists will indulge in a Mountainside picnic or munch while painting Eygalières' famous rugged terrain en plein air! After hours out in the sunshine or in the studio, our artists will devour the local goodness and be replenished with the best traditional Southern French cuisine prepared lovingly by NG Art Creative Residency's on-site chef with produce straight from the marketplace.





Vincent van Gogh, Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, June 1889

Roman Chapel, Provence


A fully immersive six-week experience, three CWAR winners will explore rich historical sites dotted about the Provencal landscape and learn from local painters past and present.

Provence is home to some of Europe’s most exciting museums, artist retreats and studios. At the NG Art Creative Residency, artists will have time to travel to the creative institutions in neighbouring towns and take inspiration from rich and varied artistic practices in this creative hub. At the Musee de Alpilles, artists will learn about the area’s ethnology and the development of popular arts.

View of the Village, Baux de Provence


Saint Remy de Provence boasts the Musee Estrine which is home to the Centre d’Interpretation de Van Gogh, a space dedicated to the artist’s influence on modern and contemporary art practice. Saint Remy de Provence is also home to the Cloister San Paul de Mausole, where Vincent Van Gogh was a resident from 1889 to 1890. The infinite wheat fields are sure to inspire, as they did Van Gogh.

Aix-en-Provence is home to Cezanne’s studio where he lived and painted in from 1902 to his death in 1906. In Avignon, Collection Lambert is dedicated to the Yvon Lambert permanent collection and additionally exhibits iconic works of modernism from the likes of Cy Twombly, Robert Ryman, Andres Serrano and Sol LeWitt.





If you've been holding off, stall no more! We want to see YOUR painted corner of the globe and for you to try your luck at painting in Provence.

An online exhibition of our 40 finalists will be released and winners announced mid August. Three winners will gather in Provence to paint the Alpilles mountains alongside the Luberon valleys, and watch their work soar into another dimension. One could be YOU!

To take part in this unique International Art Prize alongside hundreds of other painters, submit your painted landscape - on our website


Submissions close 31st of July 2017.

A submission fee of $35

*This prize does not include travel costs

For more information Email: nickyginsberg@chippendalecreative.com.au



Nicky Ginsberg
President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct

Chippendale Creative Precinct

email: info@chippendalecreative.com.au

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