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Essay Prizes

The postgraduate programs in Art History and Curatorial and  Museum Studies host a range of prizes that reward outstanding work by our students. We would like to sincerely thank the generous sponsors of these prizes.

The winners of these prizes are listed below:

  • Museums Australia (SA) for the most outstanding Curatorial and Museum Studies student

    The prize is a one year Membership of Museums Australia and a $50 voucher for books from the Art Gallery bookshop.

    • 2015: Kylie Neagle
    • 2014: Hannah Hutchison
    • 2013: Alexander Burchmore
    • 2011: Carollyn Kavanagh
    • 2011: Clare Gilham
    • 2010: Tai Spruyt
  • Thames and Hudson Essay Prize for the Best Essay in European Art

    The prize is Thames and Hudson Art History books to the value of $400.

    • 2015: Anne Riddell and Josephine Boult
    • 2014: Jade Kanas
    • 2013: Katarina Klaric
    • 2012: Celeste Alway
    • 2011: Caitlin Eyre
    • 2010: Margot Osborne
    • 2009: Eleanor Scicchitano
    • 2008: David Turner
    • 2007: Kendra Backstrom
    • 2006: Susie Fogarty
    • 2005: Anne Hawkins
    • 2004: Denise Driver
  • Macmillan Australian Art and Colonial Australian Art Essay Prize

    The prize is Macmillan Art books to the value of $500.

    • 2014: Casuarina Bird
    • 2013: Sarah Denbigh
    • 2012: Petra Mosmann
    • 2011: Skye Bennett
    • 2010: Russell Kelty
    • 2009: Susan Woodburn
    • 2008: Carol Gilchrist
  • Better World Arts Prize in Indigenous Art

    The prize is a $300 voucher for Better World Arts.

    • 2014: Anne Riddell
    • 2013: Margaret Hancock
  • Phaidon Art Books Prize in Contemporary / Modern Art

    This prize is for art books to the value of $500

    • 2015: Fiona Sherwin
    • 2014: Reily Henderson
  • Peribo Prize in Japanese/Asian/Indian art

    This prize is for art books to the value of $300

    Japanese art

    • 2014: Kara Hashimoto
    • 2013: Rylie Henderson
    • 2012: Maxine Flett
    • 2011: Jeanette Wallace
    • 2009: Russell Kelty

    Indian art

    • 2011: Lalith Pieris

    Asian art

    • 2012: Lucy Eckermann
    • 2010: Elana Freak
  • New South Books Essay Prize in Asian Art
    • 2015: Casuarina Bird
  • Other Prizes

    Ashgate - Lund Humphries essay prize in Modern/Contemporary Art

    The prize is for Ashgate - Lund Humphries Art books to the value of $400

    • 2013: James Edwards
    • 2012: Alexander Burchmore
    • 2011: Andrea Taylor
    • 2010: Maddison Barford
    • 2009: Maggie Watson

    Bookwise Asian Art Essay Prize

    The prize is Bookwise art books to the value of $300

    • 2008: Syke Bennett

    JB Books Essay Prize for Indigenous Art

    The prize is for Art books to the value of $300

    • 2012: Sally Groom
    • 2011: Pam Strain
    • 2010: Debra Hassen

    Marshall Arts Essay Prize in Australian Art/Australian Indigenous Art

    The prize is a book voucher for $150 at the Art Gallery\x92s bookshop

    • 2007: Roger Bannister
    • 2006: Charlotte Smith
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