Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Biennial Art Writing Prize

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The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Art Writing Prize is an biennial award for visual art writing in Western Australia. The prize is open to all, including UWA students, Westerly subscribers and the wider community.

It is intended to encourage creative and scholarly responses by emerging writers to exhibitions and art exhibited at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, including works from the Berndt Museum, the UWA Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

Prize

The winner will receive $1,000 and have their winning essay published in Westerly* and on our website.

The winner will also have the opportunity to participate in UWA Publishing creative writing masterclasses in 2018 and receive a copy of the publication Miriam Stannage: Time Framed.

Criteria

Essays should address one or more artworks or exhibitions presented at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery during the year of the competition.

Submissions should be a maximum of 1500 words and must be made by 30 November 2017.

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Originality of ideas
  • Quality of writing
  • Engagement with the artworks/ exhibitions
  • Ability to engage the reader

Application

Entries must be received at the Gallery by 30 November 2017.

Applicants must include the following submission form with their entry:

Submissions can be emailed to artwritingprize-lwag@uwa.edu.au and posted/delivered to:

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Art Writing Prize
c/o Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
The University of Western Australia (M001)
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 Australia

Winners

The winner will be announced in March 2018 and the essay published in Westerly July 2018 edition and on the LWAG website. UWA Publishing will invite the winner to participate in each writing masterclass conducted during WINTERarts 2018 and provide the winner with a copy of the publication Miriam Stannage: Time Framed.

Judging Panel

  • Westerly Editor, Catherine Noske
  • UWA Publishing Director, Terri-ann White
  • Visual Art Educator or Curator appointed by LWAG


The Art Writing Prize is a campus partnership between Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Westerly and UWA Publishing.

*Westerly editors reserve the right not to publish. Where appropriate, and with relevant copyright approvals, accompanying images will be reproduced with the essay. 

 

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