The Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to join us for the finalist exhibition of the fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize.Join us...

Chippendale New World Art Prize: Opening Night


Kensington St
2008 NSW

Chippendale New World Art Prize: Opening Night



Wayne Tunnicliffe

Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wayne Tunnicliffe is the head curator of Australian Art at the Gallery of NSW and before that, was the curator of the Australian Contemporary Collection at the gallery since 2001.

Tunnicliffe has been responsible for recent exhibitions; Wilderness, Tim Johnson: painting ideas and Adam Cullen: let’s get lost at the Art Gallery of NSW, as well as over 70 Contemporary Project Space exhibitions.


Dr Stanley Quek

Executive Chairman, Greencliffe Pty Ltd and Arts Benefactor

Stanley Quek is an arts philanthropist and benefactor. The former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia and the current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, he is highly influential in the property development industry.

Stanley has long been a supporter of Chippendale, and in 2007 he purchased Kensington Street with the dream of turning it into a lifestyle destination. 

In 2008, in his capacity as chairman of Frasers Property Australia, he donated The Old Rum Store to the Fraser Artist Residency Program, which operated for four years. Providing free work space and subsidised rehearsal space for local artists and musicians, allowing creativity and collaboration to grow in the Chippendale Precinct.

In 2013, Dr Stanley Quek generously donated a $100,000, 10-year art prize to the Chippendale Creative Precinct. 


Pat Corrigan

Art Collector

Pat Corrigan is a renowned art collector, businessman and arts philanthropist, collecting sculptures, painting, photographs and Aboriginal artworks for his expansive collection.

He has funded many scholarships for artists and musicians, as well as supporting national and local galleries and museums. His collections have been displayed in regional galleries such as the Penrith regional gallery and the Lewers bequest in Emu Plains. His businesses include Corrigan’s Art Express and Better Read Then Dead, a Newtown bookstore.

His passions include art, philanthropy, sport and music.


Janet Laurence


Janet Laurence is an internationally renowned Australian artist whose work explores the architectural and the organic in site-specific installations and environmental sculptures.

Her works blend science, imagination and memory becoming a transcending experience.

Janet is exhibited and part of permanent collections both nationally and overseas at locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, London and Germany to name a few. She has received Rockerfeller, Churchill and Australian Council Fellowships as well as other awards.

Event Details

The Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to join us for the finalist exhibition of the fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize.

Join us for our latest activation of Kensington Street, as its unconventional exhibition spaces are taken over by creative practitioners from across Australia.

Artists and creatives alike will be showcasing their innovative works throughout the industrial architecture of The Old Rum Store, the Kensington Contemporary galleries, and Kensington Street’s charming Federation terraces.

This year’s judging panel includes; Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Dr Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd, and the prizes benefactor; Pat Corrigan, the renowned Australian art collector and arts philanthropist; and Janet Laurence, internationally celebrated Australian artist.

Our expert judges will choose the lucky winner who will receive a three-month residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle on Mount Subasio in Assisi, Italy, worth $10,000. This continues the Chippendale New World Art Prize’s venture further into the Mediterranean, after previous winners travelled to host countries Greece and Spain and prior to that Beijing, China. The winner will have an opportunity to experience a different culture, learn from international artists while practising their craft, and ultimately exhibit works in their host country.

On the opening night the winner will be announced, along with the runners up, and the all-important People’s Choice Award.

Each year the prize takes on a new theme. This year’s theme is ‘spirit’, which invigorates the creative communities and spaces we thrive in. In Sydney’s downtown, Chippendale glows through the smoke and fog to illuminate a new age, and it is this spirit of both people and place burning brightly together we will see in the 2016 creations.

With works in all mediums this year, expect to see a diverse series of entries including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, animation, film, interactive media, light, sound, and the inclusion of new technologies.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 2 June to the Sunday 26 June, 2016

This event is presented by Chippendale Creative Precinct.

Related events: Chippendale New World Art Prize: Spice Alley Lunch & Walking Tour and Chippendale New World Art Prize: Mekong Banquet

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