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Eloquence Art Prize Art talks by university students
French & Australian culture

Concept

The Eloquence Art Prize ® is a national challenge for university students across Australia.
It rewards the best Art talk on French and Australian cultural ties. The theme is specific and different each year.
The Eloquence Art Prize ® aims to provide wonderful opportunities that “money can’t buy” to students aiming for a career in the Arts.

A Culture Plus initiative, in partnership with the Embassy of France in Australia

Prizes

In Paris, a fabulous one-month trip to meet Art professionals – In Australia, special mentoring and internships

2024 Prize list: See Terms & Conditions

Past Eloquence Art Prizes at a glance

2023

Theme: Art and environment, France and Australia.

Location: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Opening speech: Nick Mitzevich, National Gallery of Australia, Director

2023 Winner: Poppy Thomson, ANU.

  • Poppy’s 10′ talk at the NGA:  Video
  • Poppy’s Summary Paper (400 words): Paper

2023 finalist (Eloquence Art Prize), 2023 winner (Art Monthly Australasia Prize): Imogen King, Sydney University

  • Imogen’s 10′ talk at the NGA:  Video
  • Imogen’s Summary Paper (400 words): Paper

Participating universities: Australian National University, Melbourne University, National Art School, Sydney University, Western Australia University

Partner: Embassy of France in Australia

Patron: Kerry Gardner AM

Sponsors:

  • The Power Institute (University of Sydney)
  • Australian National University
  • AIAH (University of Melbourne)
  • TagEnergy

Supporters:

  • The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra,
  • Ecole du Louvre, Paris,
  • Foundation Cartier, Paris.
  • Alliances Francaises Australia,
  • Art Monthly Australasia,
  • David Kent OAM

2022

Theme: Matisse & Australian artists

Location: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Opening speech: Maud Page, Art Gallery of NSW, Deputy Director

Winner: Shanti Shea An, ANU

  • Shanti’s 15′ talk at the AGNSW:  Video
  • 2023 Ecole du Louvre Summer School program
  • Shanti, Embassy of Australia, Paris, 7 July 2023: photo & notes

Participating universities: Australian National University, Monash University, National Art School, Sydney University

Partner: Embassy of France in Australia

Supporters :

  • Art Gallery of NSW,
  • Embassy of Australia in France,
  • Ecole du Louvre in Paris,
  • Alliances Françaises Australia.

Eloquence Art Prize

Is organised by

Culture Plus

In partnership with The Embassy of France in Australia

And with the patronage of Kerry Gardner AM

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