• Janet Dreamer, Walkabout, 2018. Acrylic on cotton. 120x120cm. Image courtesy of the Dreamer family and Yarliyil Art Centre.
  • Jacky Cheng, …that awaits at the end of life (work in progress), Kozo paper weave Using the Rigid Heddle Loom. Warp (vertical) – black nylon thread, Weft (horizontal) strips of kozo papers. John Stringer Prize 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.
  • Holly Yoshida, bathe IV (work in progress), 2022, oil on board, 57.5 x 77cm. Courtesy of Moore Contemporary and the artist.
  • Guy Louden, Tradition of Hope (detail), 2022. Laser engraving on paper, 154 x 106.7cm.

Open to the public Friday 10 February, 2023

Check out next years exhibition program below.


Open Friday 7 October to Sunday 4 December 2022

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, closed public holidays

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Curtin University Art Collection

Open Friday 7 October to Sunday 4 December 2022

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, closed public holidays


(The Spirit of Carrolup Children)

Opens Friday 7 October  to Sunday 4 December 2022 [John Curtin Gallery]

8 July – 26 September 2022 [The Portico Library, Manchester]

6 October – 11 November 2022 [The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Chapel, University of Glasgow]

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, closed public holidays


7 October – 4 December 2022

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated by The Collectors Club in 2015 in celebration of the memory of one of Australia’s most acclaimed art curators, the late John Stringer. A long-term friend and mentor to its members, he established The Collectors Club in Perth in 1996 to promote informed collecting and patronage of Western Australian art. The John Stringer Prize strives to continue his important legacy and since 2018, the John Curtin Gallery has been proud to present this annual exhibition celebrating artists making a major impact on contemporary practice in Western Australia.

Each year, a panel of three leading arts professionals are tasked with selecting six Western Australian-based contemporary artists whose practices they deem worthy of recognition. The panellists for this year’s prize were: Helen Carroll, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts; Jane Chambers, Revealed curator, Fremantle Art Centre and Sarah Wall, curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The six artists are invited to produce a new artwork in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. In the months leading up to the Prize, members of The Collectors Club visit each of the nominated artists’ studios and intimately come to know their work. Club members then vote at this exhibition by way of secret ballot to decide on the Prize recipient.

John Stringer Prize 2022 finalists are: Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida.

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