The Chippendale Creative Precinct has announced a new award, designed to encourage entrants to present a vision of the future; urban renewal and new technologies. The $100 000 award will be delivered over a period of ten years, with a new theme to be announced each year.
The 2013 theme is ‘Revitalisation,’ asking artists, students and other creatives to utilise new art technologies and reflect on art’s capacity for urban renewal in any number of mediums. The winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant, hosted by the internationally recognised Red Gate Residency in Beijing, from July to September, 2013, an opportunity for the winner to absorb Chinese culture and work with other international artists.
The NG Art Gallery in Chippendale will present a display of the winner’s works, as well as an exhibition of finalists in conjunction with 4 other Chippendale creative centres in April 2013. Works will be judged by Professor Anita Taylor, Director of the National Arts School, Dean of the Sydney College of Arts Professor Colin Rhodes and Beams Festival Director Nicky Ginsberg.