2016 Friends of the University Student Art Prize
This year the Friends of the University of Newcastle are generously sponsoring two acquisitive student art prizes of $1,000 each. The development of the Student Art Prize assists in the growth of the University’s Art Collection, ensuring that this public collection continues to provide our region with contemporary and relevant work for ours and future generations to enjoy. This is a great opportunity for students to have their work represented in a public collection. It is open to all students of the University of Newcastle in all media.
An award exhibition will profile the finalists over three weeks from 14 September to 1 October 2016, with the announcement of the winning entries in the University Gallery on Friday 16 September at 5pm. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 19 August 2016. No late entries will be considered.
The Friends of the University of Newcastle play a vital role in the development and support of scholarships for the University and fundraise consistently for various needs of the University’s Community. The Friends of the University formed in 1981 and have successfully raised over $1,000,000. Each odd-numbered year, the Friends of the University host a Book Fair and now work with the University Gallery to host a Biennial Acquisitive Art Prize in each even-numbered year.
Download the entry form here.