Meroogal Women’s Art Prize exhibition 2014

Women artists from across NSW have created works in response to Nowra’s historic Meroogal house museum for this year’s Meroogal Women’s Art Prize.

This non-acquisitive art prize was established to celebrate the creativity of female artists of NSW. The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize invites female artists to respond to the house museum’s history, stories and fascinating collection and to create artworks that reflect Meroogal’s rich history of house that was handed down through four generations of women from one local family.

This year’s exhibition features 39 works by 34 artists from across the state.  

Artworks range from photography, installation, print, ceramics, painting and sound and provide a new lens through which to view Meroogal’s story and history.

The finalists are:

 

Winners announced

Sydney Living Museums is proud to announce the three winners of the 2014 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize:

First prize - $6000 and artist-in-residency placement at Bundanon Trust

Sharnie Shield, Collars in the afternoon

Second prize - $3000

Linda Dening, Let your hair down

Third prize - $1000

Nicolette Eisdell, The drawing room of Meroogal

The winners were announced at the opening of the exhibition held at Meroogal on Saturday 20 September 2014.

23 September 2014 - 25 January 2015

Free after general admission

Exhibition open 10.30am - 3.30pm, access by guided tour only

Tues 23 Sep – Sat 27 Sep
Tues 30 Sep – Sat 4 Oct

Then every Saturday from 11 Oct 2014 – 24 Jan 2015

Last day: Sunday 25 Jan 2015

Finalists' artworks

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize social feed

Entries are now open for the 2016 Meroogal Women's Art Prize. Female artists are invited to create works inspired by Meroogal house, its garden, stories and collection.

A house museum and garden located in Nowra, Meroogal is a special place. It was greatly cherished by its owners, the Thorburn and Macgregor families, from February 1896 until its purchase by Sydney Living Museums in 1985. The prize pays tribute to the four generations of women who lived at the property for almost 100 years and celebrates the achievements and creativity of female artists across New South Wales.

Find out more: slm.is/mwap

#meroogal #MeroogalArtPrize

Artwork in photograph is the winning entry from 2014, Collars in the afternoon by Sharnie Shield. Photo © Nicholas Watt for SLM.

Entries are now open for the 2016 Meroogal Women's Art Prize. Female artists are invited to create works inspired by Meroogal house, its garden, stories and collection. A house museum and garden located in Nowra, Meroogal is a special place. It was greatly cherished by its owners, the Thorburn and Macgregor families, from February 1896 until its purchase by Sydney Living Museums in 1985. The prize pays tribute to the four generations of women who lived at the property for almost 100 years and celebrates the achievements and creativity of female artists across New South Wales. Find out more: slm.is/mwap #meroogal #MeroogalArtPrize Artwork in photograph is the winning entry from 2014, Collars in the afternoon by Sharnie Shield. Photo © Nicholas Watt for SLM.

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RT @sydlivmus: Watch: June Wallace making a sponge cake at #Meroogal using her aunts' traditional method: https://t.co/nwGAmUvODk

Watch: June Wallace making a sponge cake at #Meroogal using her aunts' traditional method: https://t.co/nwGAmUvODk

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