The winner of the Napier Waller Art Prize will be announced on Thursday 23 June. For the first time, the exhibition will be held at Australian Parliament House.
The competition, run by the Australian War Memorial, is open to entrants who are current or former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force.
The prize aims to encourage artistic excellence, promote creativity and highlight the experiences and talent of service personnel.
A panel of art experts and professionals will select the winning work, which will be taken into the National Collection of the Australian War Memorial. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize.
Many works in this year’s entries highlight mental health, with some artists exploring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder via a variety of art practices and mediums.
The exhibition is open to the public from 18 June. More information: https://www.awm.gov.au/napier-waller-art-prize-hub/2022-napier-waller-art-prize
Who: Interviews with the winner, other finalists and the Memorial’s curators can be facilitated.
What: Napier Waller Art Prize 2022 Exhibition Launch and announcement of winner
Where: Senate side, Level 1, Australian Parliament House
When: 9.45 am (for a 10 am start), Thursday 23 June 2022
Additional event information:
- Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Forecourt Basement car park and is free for the first two hours.
- Security: Upon entry, visitors must go through security screening and inspection of personal possessions.
Photo identification may be required before entry at the request of a Parliamentary Security Service Officer or member of the Australian Federal Police.
Please allow at least 15 minutes for security screening.