John Stringer Prize
The John Stringer Prize is an annual, non-acquisitive Prize for Western Australian contemporary artists, initiated and run by the Collectors Club of Western Australia.
The prestigious John Stringer Prize – created in 2015 in honour of acclaimed curator, the late John Stringer (1937–2007) – commissions six contemporary Western Australian artists to create new work from which a winning artist, selected by the Collectors Club will receive $12,500.
Entry to the John Stringer Prize is by invitation only and in 2022 finalists are Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida and this years exhibition will also showcase a tribute to Janet Dreamer, who sadly passed after getting chosen as a finalist last year.
The Prize honours John’s life and the legacy of his contribution to local visual arts and culture. In keeping with John’s passionate devotion to the arts, and his wish to see greater patronage of local talent, the Prize is intended to encourage and support Western Australian artists. Through the involvement of the Collectors Club of Western Australia, the Prize connects locally based artists with collectors, thus contributing to the vibrancy and economic viability of the Western Australian art market.
This year the prize takes on more significance as it enables the support of the arts community during these unprecedented and uncertain times. In previous years, a Prize of $12,500 has been raised for the recipient of the John Stringer Prize. It is hoped that, with the support of your tax deductible donations, this amount may be exceeded in 2023. The more lucrative the Prize, the stronger its impact in bolstering and celebrating Western Australian visual art.