The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an initiative led by the Ravenswood School for Girls to honor and recognize the talented female artists found throughout Australia. Up to 70 percent of the country’s art graduates are female, but only 34 percent of state museums show female artists in their collections as of 2014. The Art Prize aims to address this imbalance through empowering and inspiring women with its unique prize structure.

The Park West Foundation served as a gold sponsor for the 2018 Art Prize, which attracted 821 entrants from across the country. View the video below for a peek at the 2018 awards reception. This year’s theme was “resilience.”