Open to all current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force, this prize encourages artistic excellence, promotes the transformative power of creativity, and raises awareness of the experiences and talent of service personnel.
Serving personnel and veterans are invited to enter an original artwork and artist statement. Artworks may address any theme, with the winning artwork to be chosen by a panel of art experts and professionals.
The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, and their entry will be displayed at the Australian War Memorial. The winning artist will also receive a two-week research residency in the Art Section of the Memorial. $5,000 will be awarded to the People’s Choice winner.
Entrants can submit any visual art medium including but not limited to: painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital, decorative, and installation.
Entries open on Monday 20 April and close on Sunday 7 June 2020. Only online entries will be accepted.
For more information, visit awm.gov.au/nwartprize
Image 1: Robert Cooper, WAHAB Dec 18 2010, 2018
Image 2: Natalie Duncan, You are in danger and I am far away, 2019
Image 3: Rob Douma, Green on Blue the betrayal of trust, 2018