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The Stanley Quek Art Prize @
NG Art Creative Residency
2020


We are thrilled to announce the Stanley Quek Art Prize, generously gifted by Stanley Quek to the NG Art Creative Residency.

The Stanley Quek Art Prize, is an acquisitive contemporary art award for international emerging and established artists, donated in the hope of the continued development of your creative future.

This support offers a direct impact to foster outcomes that may not otherwise come into fruition. This prize values what it means to be a passionate creative and the importance of embracing artistic innovation and experiment through discursive platforms.

The Prize Winner will receive a free three-week placement at the NG Art Creative Residency in the historic village of Eygalieres, Provence in February 2020. This includes board and lodging, mentorship and residency-related outings, valued at up to AUD$3,000, USD $2,200, €2,000, £1,700.

Directed and run by long-standing gallerist, curator, entrepreneur, director and visionary, Nicky Ginsberg, the Prize Winner will benefit from Ginsberg’s experience and intimate knowledge of the commercial art world.

The acquisitive Prize Winner will have access to a large studio space and four hectares of en plein air beauty spots to ignite their imagination. They will explore the Provence region, learn the native tongue and try their hand at traditional Provencal cooking, engage with fellow creatives and the local artistic community at evening soirées, feasts for the senses, and special events.

They will also have the chance to exhibit their work in France in the 12th century Eglise St Laurent Eygalieres, for a 3 week exhibition in May 2020, attracting large international audiences of up to 2,500.

Stanley Quek is considered to be one of the most highly esteemed & influential property developers in the industry. Through his senior positions across Frasers Property Australia. Frasers Property UK & Region Development, he has delivered a number of significant developments around the world. A philanthropist & patron of the arts, Stanley Quek sits on the board of a number of creative organisations worldwide and is deeply passionate about arts and culture.

Please find how to submit an application with Full Terms and Conditions below.

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Submitting an Application


The judging committee for the Stanley Quek Art Prize will consist of Stanley Quek and NG Art Creative Residency.

Please email the following application to creative@ngart.com.au with ‘Stanley Quek Prize for NG ART, 2020. ’ in the subject.

1. PROPOSAL
One PDF document of no more than 10MB including:
• All entries must include your full name, date, title, creative medium, address and contact details.
• 300 words outlining the expected outcomes of your proposed residency and how the opportunity will assist in the development of your practice.
• A biography in paragraph form of no more than 250 words noting recent key achievements such as exhibitions, art awards, grants, residencies, prizes, etc.
• A copy of your current CV (max. two pages), detailing any residencies and/or exhibitions in the forthcoming calendar year, or any other commitments requiring international travel.

2. VISUAL SUPPORT
No more than 6 images (JPEGs) • Labelled with your name and artwork titles

Prize Terms and Conditions
• A residency grant of 3 weeks for the NG Art Creative Residency is to be given to the Prize Winner in February 2020.
• The grant value is to cover board and lodging, mentorship and residency-related outings within the vicinity of Provence, France.
• The Prize is acquisitive and a selected work made during the residency, must be donated to Stanley Quek.
• It is the Prize Winner’s responsibility to organise all travel arrangements, inclusive of flights and travel insurance.
• Any additional expenses will be funded by the Prize Winner during their stay.
• The Prize Winner will have access to a large studio space, with their own workstation, easel and large communal table.
• Mentorship and insight from Nicky Ginsberg.
• Exposure and access to an international creative audience.
• Opportunity to exhibit at the NG Art end-of-season exhibition and within the St Laurent Eglise at Eygalières.
• The Prize Winner is expected to participate in prize-related media activities, such as interviews.

Privacy Statement
All personal details provided by participants will be used only for the purpose of processing their residency, keeping records and establishing their identity. Access to this information is restricted to authorised individuals only.

APPLICATIONS are NOW OPEN and close Monday 25 November, 2019.

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NG Art Creative Residency Prize 2019/2020


The NG Art Creative Residency Prize aims to discover and celebrate emerging and established creative talents from a variety of disciplines.

The Prize Winners will receive a free two-week placement at the NG Art Creative Residency in Eygalieres, Provence both in November 2019 and February 2020. This includes board and lodging, mentorship and residency-related outings, valued at up to AUD$2,000/ USD$1,435/ €1,244/ £1,106.

The Prize winners will have the opportunity to explore the Provence region, learn the native tongue and try their hand at traditional Provencal cooking. They will engage with fellow creatives and the local artistic community at evening soirées, feasts for the senses dinners and special events. They will also have the chance to exhibit their work in France in the 12th century Eglise St Laurent Eygalieres, for a 3 week exhibition in May 2020, attracting large international audiences.

The competition is multidisciplinary; It is open to artists, writers, poets, musicians, performers, filmmakers, photographers, academic scholars, and other creatives who seek to enrich their process, embark on imaginative endeavours and immerse themselves in an environment of reflection and creative freedom.

Please email creative@ngart.com.au if you would like to receive an Information Pack with full Terms and Conditions.

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Submitting an Application


Please email the following to creative@ngart.com.au with ‘NG Art Creative Residency Prize 2020’ in the subject.

1. PROPOSAL
One PDF document of no more than 10MB including:
• All entries must include your full name, date, title, creative medium, address and contact details.
• 300 words outlining the expected outcomes of your proposed residency and how the opportunity will assist in the development of your practice.
• A biography in paragraph form of no more than 250 words noting recent key achievements such as exhibitions, art or literary awards, grants, residencies, prizes, etc.
• A copy of your current CV (max. two pages), detailing any residencies and/or exhibitions in the forthcoming calendar year, or any other commitments requiring international travel.

2. VISUAL SUPPORT
No more than 6 images (JPEGs) – labelled with your name and artwork titles.

November applications are now closed for 2019.
February application deadline TBC.

Successful applicants will be notified within the following week.


  • A complimentary 2 week residency at NG Art Creative Residency in November 2019
  • Feature your work on Henri Milan’s exclusive wine label to be distributed globally
  • Establish and build international audiences and art patronage
  • Be a part of the NG Art Creative Residency’s end of 2019 season exhibition at Mas des Pelerins
  • Showcase your work in a major international exhibition in May 2020 in the 12th century Eglise St Laurent, Eygalières 
  • Receive mentorship and support for your practice
  • Receive guidance into the commercial art world
  • Judging committee consisting of Professor Anita Taylor and curator Gary Sangster

This season we are excited to announce the inaugural Domaine Henri Milan Art Prize, a contemporary acquisitive art award and partnership between Henri Milan and NG Art Creative Residency to be judged by Professor Anita Taylor and curator Gary Sangster.

The successful applicant will receive a complimentary 2 week residency with full board and lodging at NG Art Creative Residency in the beautiful 15th century homestead Mas des Pèlerins, House of Pilgrims in Eygalières, Provence, commencing in November 2019.

meet the judges

Professor Anita Taylor is a practicing artist, curator, educator and writer. She is the founding Director of Trinity Bouy Wharf Drawing Prize (since 1994) and Drawing Projects UK (since 2009). She has extensive teaching, research and review experience, and her academic leadership roles have included: Executive Dean, Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University; Director & CEO, National Art School in Sydney, amongst many others.

Gary Sangster is a senior curator, academic, and museum expert with experience in Australia, NZ, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, he is the Enterprise Officer, Bath Spa University, Co-Director of Drawing Projects UK, and also serves as a Trustee of Bristol and Bath Regional Capital.

find inspiration

The NG Art Creative Residency is one of only a few global, multi-disciplinary programs where artists will be invited to create, explore, challenge and nurture your discipline, developing a body of work within the studio and ‘en plein air’.

Share a unique experience in the rocky valleys and green pastures of Provence and find inspiration in the breathtaking region just as Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse and Picasso experienced when they were in Provence.

Situated within 4 hectares of stunning olive groves amidst views of the Alpilles mountain range, artists are invited to develop your practice under Nicky Ginsberg’s directorship and guidance.

international exposure

The successful creative will gain the exceptional opportunity to be mentored into the commercial art world and enhance your creative practice as Nicky Ginsberg shares her wealth of knowledge, experience and passion for the arts.

You will further have the chance to exhibit your work in the NG Art Creative Residency’s end of season exhibition and a 3 week exhibition in the Eglise St Laurent, Eygalières, a Romanesque church come gallery in May 2020 reaching international audiences.

As a collaborative prize, the selected applicant will be featured on one of Henri Milan’s exclusive wine labels. The biodynamic wine will be distributed globally, providing the opportunity to grow and build your international audiences and art patronage.

Since 1986 acres of dynamic vines situated in the charming Saint Remy de Provence have been lovingly harvested by generations of the Milan family as each grape is attended to by hand.

Domaine Milan is proud of their relationship with nature, creating a completely natural environment for their vines. Their biodynamic wines are sulphur and chemical free, following the cycle of the lunar calendar that naturally permits a varied plant life to support a healthy diversity of soil, plant and animal life.

Henri Milan is known for his patronage towards Provence’s growing community of artists. He will welcome you into his vineyard to sample his fine wines and understand the intricate process of wine making, whilst offering the opportunity to paint amongst the rolling vineyards set against the Alpilles mountains.

To apply please email creative@ngart.com.au with Domaine Henri Milan in the subject to receive the full terms and conditions and application guidelines.

Application deadline 1 August 2019

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