Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2024

The biennial Meroogal Women’s Art Prize is now in its 20th year

Women artists from across NSW are invited to submit works, in any medium, that respond to the historic house of Meroogal, its former occupants, and its meaning within broader historical and contemporary contexts. Selected artworks will be displayed and photographed throughout the property, located in Nowra on the NSW South Coast. The works provide new perspectives on the personal stories of the people who once lived there, and the rich collection of objects that are still contained within the house.

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize is a regional, non-acquisitive competition and exhibition. It is open to a work in any medium made by a woman aged 18 years or over who is a resident of NSW.

Artworks selected for the exhibition will be on display to the public from Saturday 9 November 2024 to Saturday 24 May 2025.

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Bedroom, Meroogal

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

Museums of History NSW is excited to announce that entries are now open for the 2024 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize, with a prize pool of over $10,000

Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra NSW 2541

Meroogal

Corner West and Worrigee streets, Nowra NSW 2541
  • Wheelchair accessible
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  • Saturday 9 November

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Exterior of Meroogal with Jacaranda trees in bloom
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2022

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the creativity and achievements of female artists across NSW

Saturday 17 September
A view of Meroogal from the northeast corner of the block at the launch of the 2020 Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2020
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2020

Inspired by our 2020 themes of community, connection and impact, we’re delighted to be celebrating the achievements and creativity of female artists across NSW

Saturday 19 September
Large gathering in garden around wooden house, surrounded by white picket fence.
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2018

The Meroogal Women’s Art Prize celebrates the creativity and achievements of female artists across NSW, and pays tribute to the four generations of women from the Thorburn and Macgregor families who lived at Meroogal in Nowra for almost 100 years

Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2014 exhibition on now
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women’s Art Prize 2014

Women artists from across NSW created works in response to Nowra’s historic Meroogal house museum for the 2014 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize

Past exhibition
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women's Arts Prize 2011

The Historic Houses Trust has proudly presented the Meroogal Women’s Art Prize since 1998

Past exhibition
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women's Arts Prize 2009

The Meroogal Women's Arts Prize is open to all women living on the South Coast and Southern Highlands

Meroogal Women's Arts Prize 2007, installation views
Past exhibition

Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2007

Women artists of the South Coast and Southern Highlands were invited to submit art works which responded creatively to the theme, Origins & Identity at Meroogal