Sydney Living Museums

Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2022 - Call for entries

Entries are open for the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2022. Women artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to the historic house.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 2, 2022

Location

New South Wales

Artform

Visual Arts

Entries are open for the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2022 – now in its 19th year.

Women artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to the historic house of Meroogal, and consider its place within broader historical and contemporary contexts. Artists can draw inspiration from the personal stories of the four generations of women who once lived there, and explore the rich collection of objects that are still contained within the house.

Prize money kindly funded by SLM Foundation:

1st Prize: $7000, a Bundanon artist-in-residence scholarship,* and Sydney Living Museums membership
2nd Prize: $1500, a solo exhibition at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, including an opening event, and Sydney Living Museums membership
Highly Commended Award: $1500 and Sydney Living Museums membership
People’s Choice Award: $500 and Sydney Living Museums membership (to be announced at the close of the exhibition)

Judges 

Bronwyn Coulston, Manager – Arts & Culture, Shoalhaven City Council
Rachel Kent, CEO, Bundanon
Rebecca Bushby, Director, Audience & Creative Production, Sydney Living Museums
Janet Laurence, artist

Finalists’ artworks will be displayed throughout the property in an exhibition open to the public from 17 September 2022.

This year, Sydney Living Museums will again be waiving the artist entry fee, to make the prize as accessible as possible.

Entries close at 4pm on Tuesday 2 August 2022.

Visit the website for full entry details, including T&Cs, FAQs and the entry form.

Image: Blue willow (detail), Sarah Goffman, 2020, plastic, permanent marker, clay. Photo © Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums.