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Eloquence Art Prize Art Talks By University Students
French & Australian Culture

The concept behind the Eloquence Art Prize is to reward the best Art talk given by an Australian university student. The Prize is a wonderful opportunity to enrich Australian university students’ résumés, develop their public speaking skills, meet professionals, and gain recognition within the Arts Industries. The Prize is open to all Art History and cognate disciplines students at the level of  Masters and PhD. Universities can also include Honours students.

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HENRI MATISSE

2022 Eloquence Art Prize

Matisse’s influence on Australian artists

Timed with the Art Gallery of NSW exhibition
Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

20 November 2021 – 13 March 2022

The 2022 and first competition of the Eloquence Art Prize explores Matisse’s influence on Australian artists. Students are asked to explore ways in which Matisse has influenced the style, subject matter or thinking, of one or more Australian artists, and present their conclusions through a fifteen minutes illustrated talk and a short written introduction.

2022 Eloquence Art Prize

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Eloquence Art Prize

A pro-bono initiative by

Culture Plus

In partnership with
The Embassy of France in Australia

List Of The Prizes

Grand Champion

  • Flight to Paris (up to $3,000), donated by the French Embassy in Australia (*)
  • $1000 cash, donated by the French Embassy in Australia
  • Meetings with Art Industry professionals in Paris
  • Art History classes, donated by Ecole du Louvre in Paris (*)
  • Mentoring sessions with the Grand Final Jury, composed of Australian Art Industry personalities
  • More to come

University Champion 

  • $500 cash, donated by the French Embassy in Australia
  • French lessons: French for travellers, French conversation or Comprehensive course (up to $600), donated by Alliance Francaise Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (*)
  • Mentoring sessions with the University Judging Panel

(* Conditions Apply)

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Grand Final

Jury

President

Maud Page – Art Gallery of NSW, Deputy Director and Director of Collections

Judging Panel

  • Karine Mauris – French Embassy, Cultural Attaché
  • Barbara Moore – Biennale of Sydney, CEO
  • Jackie Dunn – AGNSW, Special Exhibitions Curator
  • Dr Mark De-Vitis – University of Sydney
  • Marie Chretien – Culture Plus, CEO & Founder

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2022 Grand Champion

Shanti Shea-An

Shanti Shea-An (ANU)

Shanti Shea-An holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the ANU School of Art and Design, and a Master of Art History & Curatorial Studies from the ANU Centre for Art History and Art Theory. Her MA thesis, for which she was awarded the University Medal, examined pictorial and architectural thresholds in seventeenth-century Dutch painting. Shanti is currently a PhD candidate in the painting workshop at the ANU

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2022 University Champions

National Art School

Coordinator

Lorraine Kyopotis

Preselection

  • Liz Cotter,
  • Sadhbha Cockburn,
  • Nicole Fern

University Champion

Sadhbha Cockburn

Monash University

Coordinator

Rex Butler
Rex.butler@monash.edu

Preselection

  • Amelia Pontifex

University Champion

Amelia Pontifex

Australian National University

Coordinator

Robert Wellington
Robert.wellington@anu.edu.au

Preselection

  • Rowena Evan,
  • Julian Laffan,
  • Melodie Liu,
  • Catherine Purnell,
  • Shanti Shea An

University Champion 

Shanti Shea-An

University of Sydney

Coordinator

Roger Benjamin
Roger.benjamin@sydney.edu.au

Preselection

  • Darius Whittaker,
  • Jennifer Yang,
  • India Urwin

University Champion

Jennifer Yang

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