MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2016 Exhibition
Friday 20 May 2016 – Sunday 7 August 2016
The MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize is a biennial acquisitive awards and exhibition, showcasing the best in contemporary Australian photography.
To celebrate the growing interest in photography, MAMA, through the MAMA Art Foundation, now offers a major acquisitive cash prize pool of $50,000 including the $3,000 John & Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship for an emerging artist.
The first National Photography Prize was held in 1983 and Gael Newton and Helen Ennis jointly selected the work for purchase. Among the first works purchased were prints by Max Dupain, Mark Strizic, Richard Woldendorp and Philip Quirk.
A judging panel consisting of both internal and external representatives assess each of the prize applications to short list the works to be featured in the exhibition. Artists to be featured in this exhibition will be announced mid April 2016.
Each year the range of imagery and media has expanded and each exhibition has brought forth different approaches to the medium from both established and newly emerging practitioners.
Submit your work
The MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize 2016 is a biennial acquisitive awards and exhibition, showcasing the best in contemporary Australian photography with a cash prize pool of $50,000.
An exhibition of the selected photographs will be held at MAMA from 20 May to 7 August 2016, from which, prizes totalling $50,000 will be awarded, consisting of:
- MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize – up to $47,000
- John and Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship for emerging artists – $3,000 fellowship
- Additional acquisitions – up to $47,000 (depending on NPP awarded value)
Applications close for the MAMA Art Foundation National Photograph Prize 2016 on Friday 11 March 2016.
All applications will be assessed by a judging panel consisting of both internal and external representatives. Entrants of works shortlisted for the exhibition will be notified by Monday 11 April 2016.
All works shortlisted for exhibition will be featured in the exhibition catalogue, which will be available for sale online and in shopMAMA.
The prize winning photographs will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on Friday 20 May 2016.
Those photographs not acquired by MAMA through the MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize will be available for purchase during the exhibition (30% commission applies).
How to apply
All applicants will need to submit an online application form, which must include the following:
- Up to 3 images of unique artwork/s for consideration by the selection panel, each accompanied by individual artwork statements
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Artist practice statement
- Payment of a non-returnable entry fee of $30.00 (inc. GST)
If you have any any queries regarding the application process please contact the MAMA Curatorial and Exhibition Team on 02 6043 5800 or firstname.lastname@example.org