2013 Annual Student Art Prize

art prize

Curated by Benjamin Bourke

AUSTRALIANA has long been associated with the Arts & Craft movement of the late 19th to early 20th century. In recent years artist’s such as #LiamBenson, #DanieMellor, #FionaHall, #LouiseWeaver,  have imbued their practice with the stereotypes, the kitsch, the humorous, the political, the downright daggy, quirky and the cute in an effort to subvert, reclaim, establish, question or mock that which is considered ‘Australianness’.


All students of the University of Newcastle are asked to respond to AUSTRALIANA. A celebration or a critique, political or poetic, light hearted or full of heart, the choice is yours.

Download the entry form here: Entry Form

Exhibition Checklist

Friday  23 August 2013

entry form and $15 fee per work due at the

Watt Space Office or Gallery by 5pm

Sunday 1 September 5- 8pm or Monday 2 September 9am- 11am

Delivery of artworks to the gallery no later than 11am Monday

Monday 2 September – Tuesday 3 September

Exhibition installed

Wednesday 3 September

Gallery closed for judging

Thursday 4 September 6.30pm

Exhibition opening and announcement of prize winners

Sunday 29 September 5-7pm

Collection of unsold artworks


Contact Details

For any enquiries regarding this exhibition please contact

Ben Bourke, Watt Space assistant, benjamin.bourke@uon.edu.au or

Penny Finnigan, Watt Space Manager 4921 5188

Check http://www.newcastle.edu.au/group/watt-space for details


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