Join us for three exciting events as the Chippendale New World Art Prize takes over Kensington Street, Chippendale.Explore Sydney’s thriving cultural...

Chippendale New World Art Prize x Vivid Ideas


Kensington Street
2008 NSW

Chippendale New World Art Prize x VIVID ideas



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. 


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.


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

Join us for three exciting events as the Chippendale New World Art Prize takes over Kensington Street, Chippendale.

Explore Sydney’s thriving cultural hub and absorb astonishing local creative talents over three days.

Thursday 2 June 6 – 8PM

The fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize Finalist Exhibition Opening takes place over at The Old Rum Store, the Kensington Contemporary galleries, and Kensington Street's charming Federation terraces.

Join us from 6PM to view and engage with artists and creatives' inventive interpretations of the theme, ‘spirit’.

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 that we will see in the 2016 creations.

Our judges, Dr Stanley Quek, the former Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, current Executive Chairman of Greencliff Pty Ltd and the prizes benefactor; Wayne Tunnicliffe, head curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Pat Corrigan, the renowned Australian art collector and arts philanthropist; and Janet Laurence, internationally celebrated Australian artist, will award one exceptional artist a three month residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle on Mount Subasio in Assisi, Italy, worth $10,000.

The opening night will also feature the announcement of the runners up, the all-important People’s Choice Award, and captivating speeches from our outstanding judges.

Thursday 2 June 8 – 10PM

The Chippendale Creative Precinct invites you to join us for an exclusive culinary journey up the Mekong, as we celebrate the Chippendale New World Art Prize and its winner with a Banquet Dinner on Thursday 2 June, 8PM – Late, at Kensington Street, Chippendale's latest culinary venture, Mekong

Enjoy tantalising Indochine cuisine, skillfully created by internationally acclaimed chef Tiw Rakarin, as you engage with special guest speakers our distinguished judges including Dr. Stanley Quek, and the winner of the Chippendale New World Art Prize. 

Saturday 4 June 1 – 4PM

Join us for a special edition of our Explore Chippendale Walking Tour and lunch on Saturday 4 June from 1 – 4PM, as we feast, walk and talk through Kensington Street with esteemed guests and cultural commentators.

Engage with the fourth annual Chippendale New World Art Prize finalists and their exquisite works, followed by a tantalising lunch in Spice Alley, Kensington Street, to replenish our minds, bodies, and souls


The Chippendale New World Art Prize and surrounding events are presented by Destination Chippendale and Chippendale Creative Precinct. Supported by Greencliff Realty.

Immerse yourself in Sydney’s thriving art, food, and lifestyle precinct on Kensington Street.

This event is presented by Chippendale Creative Precinct.

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