Meroogal Women’s Art Prize entries close

 

Entries have closed for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with a record number of artists submitting works.

Pre-selection of the works takes place soon with the announcement of finalists on Friday 24 August.

Judges for this years’ prize are:

  • Bronwyn Coulston, Unit Manager – Arts & Culture, Shoalhaven City Council
  • Deborah Ely, CEO, Bundanon Trust 
  • Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks
  • Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Director, Strategy & Engagement, Sydney Living Museums

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the achievements and creativity of female artists, and pays tribute to the lives of four generations of women who made Meroogal their home.  We are looking for works that will explore the personal stories of the people who lived there or reflect the rich collection of treasures within the house and garden

Curator Joanna Nicholas

The winners will be announced at Meroogal on Saturday 22 September at and the exhibition will run until 30 March 2019.

2018 Prizes

  • 1st Prize: $7000, SLM Membership, and a Bundanon Trust artist-in-residence scholarship*
  • 2nd Prize: $3000 and SLM Membership
  • Highly Commended Award: SLM Membership and solo exhibition opportunity at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra**
  • People’s Choice Award: $500 and SLM Membership. This will be announced during the International Women’s Day awards ceremony held on Saturday 9 March 2019.
* The two-week residency must be taken between Monday 15 July 2019 and Monday 29 July 2019.
** Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, will provide an encouragement award for a highly commended artist consisting of a solo show at the gallery in 2020, with the exact time to be arranged in discussion with the artist. The award will consist of an exhibition in one of the community galleries with the total value being up to $1300.

Framed piece of embroidery with geometric and other motifs.

Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize entries closeFriday 3 August 2018

Entries have closed for the 17th Meroogal Women’s Art Prize with a record number of artists submitting works. Pre-selection of the works takes place soon with the announcement of finalists on Friday 24 August.

Group in kitchen with fresh produce on table.

Education

Thousands of students Butter their BreadWednesday 15 August 2018

In July, we held our first ever video conference to schools live from Vaucluse House. We received an enormous response to the program, with over 3000 students connecting to us from 93 schools across NSW.

Group of four women in period costumes in front of sandstone steps.

The Mint

NIDA students in costume at the Barracks & The MintTuesday 14 August 2018

NIDA costume design students were seen modelling the costumes that they designed at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and The Mint.

Exterior of cafe with seating and planter boxes.

Museum of Sydney

Thank you to our Governors Kitchen patrons for their supportSaturday 4 August 2018

The Governors Kitchen cafe will be closed for ongoing renovations from Friday 3 August. Throughout August, visitors can enjoy coffee, cold beverages and light refreshments from the coffee cart located on the museum forecourt.