Meroogal Women’s Art Prize is back for 2016!


To coincide with International Women’s Day, Sydney Living Museums would like to announce the return of the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize this year - entries for the 2016 competition will open soon.

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate and honour women’s lives, past and present. On Saturday 5 March Meroogal once again hosted the Shoalhaven International Women’s Day Awards, which provides an opportunity to acknowledge and thank individuals - this year 21 women were recognised for their work and creativity in the local community. We are excited to continue the celebration of women at Meroogal with the return of the Meroogal Women's Art Prize for 2016.  

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize has been organised by Sydney Living Museums since 1998 and has become a key event in the artistic calendar of the Shoalhaven and wider NSW South Coast regions. This non-acquisitive art prize was established to celebrate the creativity of female artists of NSW, and is open to all female artists from NSW over 18, whether they have entered previously or have never before exhibited their work.

Selected works will be displayed throughout the house and garden of Meroogal - a 'Carpenter Gothic' style house in Nowra that was home to four generations of women from the Thorburn and MacGregor families.

Artists are invited to create works that respond to the house, the garden and the collection of objects, throwing new light on the personal stories of the people who lived there.  

Entries open on Thursday 7 April and will close on Friday 12 August 2016.

Artists get ready! We will keep you posted, so watch our website for more information.

See the 2014 Meroogal Women's Art Prize winner and finalists.

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