2019 Napier Waller Art Prize
The 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize was open to current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force. For more information on the Napier Waller Art Prize, click here.
2019 was the second year of the prize. This online exhibition presented a shortlist of 26 works from 113 entries, selected by a panel of art professionals from the Australian War Memorial. All shortlisted artists were eligible for the People’s Choice award, featuring a cash prize of $5,000, which was awarded to Line of sight (2019) by Eduardo de Araujo.
This exhibition highlighted 12 of these shortlisted works that were highly commended by the judging panel. Highly commended works were exhibited at the Memorial from 20 September 2019, from which the winner, You are in danger and I am far away by Natalie Duncan was selected.
Dr Brendan Nelson, AO, Director, Australian War Memorial
Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia
Dr Gerard Vaughan, AM, former Director, National Gallery of Australia
Dr Caren Florance, Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra
General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, Chief of the Australian Defence Force
Gary Dawson, Vice President, Strategy, Thales Australia
Laura Webster, Head of Art, Australian War Memorial
eX de Medici, former Australian official war artist
The Napier Waller Art Prize is run in partnership with the University of Canberra, Thales Australia, The Road Home, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.