Prestigious Women's Art Prize returns to QVMAG

Published on 29 October 2021

Tasmania's only female-exclusive art prize will make a welcome return to Launceston next year.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and RANT Arts have signed a three-year agreement to secure the prestigious Women's Art Prize Tasmania finalists exhibition for Launceston.

City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he was thrilled with the announcement and looked forward to welcoming the exhibition to the Inveresk Museum in 2022.

"The Council is delighted to be working in collaboration with RANT Arts to bring the Women's Art Prize Tasmania to our beautiful city in what will be its 20th anniversary year," Mayor van Zetten said.

"Through this prestigious art prize, we hope to promote and encourage even more local and emerging female artists from across our region to become involved in the arts, as well as to increase the awareness of gender issues right across Northern Tasmania."

RANT Executive Co-Director, Kitty Taylor said: “The amazing talent, passion and vision of women artists across the state cannot be overstated.

"The Prize is committed to celebrating their resilience, and the quality of and commitment to their practice which is transformative in its capacity to elevate how we think about community, country and life.”

The competition consists of three prize categories:

- $15,000 Trawalla Foundation Acquisitive Prize,
- $3000 Bell Bay Aluminium People's Choice award, and
- $1500 Zonta International Area 5 Emerging Artist prize.

The Women's Art Prize Tasmania is open to all Tasmanian artists identifying as women, across all mediums and open to artists of all career stages.

Entries open on November 1, 2021 and close on Monday, January 31, 2022 (midnight AEST)

For more information about the Women’s Art Prize Tasmania contact:

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