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A Brief History of The Australian Women's Weekly Art Prize, 1955-1959

Warren, Kate


On 6 April 1955 The Australian Women’s Weekly announced that it was establishing ‘the richest art prize in the Commonwealth and one of the biggest portrait prizes in the world’. Less than four years later though, the magazine unexpectedly discontinued its lucrative venture. This brief history means that The Weekly’s art prize has largely disappeared from Australian art historical accounts, however it was an early example of providing female-focused opportunities for the participation and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-11-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art
DOI: 10.1080/14434318.2018.1516497


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