The Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture exists to bring contemporary ideas in the visual arts to Australia, and provide a space for the creation, discussion and dissemination of ideas about art in Australia and worldwide. Since the 1980s, the Power Institute’s publications arm, Power Publications, has published books in the area of art history, visual culture and film studies by Australian and international scholars, as well as translations of critical theory. Our publications aim to reach beyond the academic community, demonstrating the importance of art and visual culture in Australia and providing a continuing forum for new ideas.
Through the Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research, we wish promote quality scholarship and support new writing on Indigenous art, widely understood
The newly established Dissertation Prize, together with the the Power Publications Prize for Indigenous Art Writing, both seek to foster critical understandings of Australian Indigenous art and culture. The prizes will be awarded annually for three years, and are generously supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
- The recipient of the award will receive $2,000
- The award will be judged by a panel chaired by Professor Ian McLean, University of Melbourne
Power Publications will award a dissertation prize for the best PhD, MPhil or Master by Research written on Indigenous art.
Unlike the Power Publications Indigenous Art Writing
Prize, the Dissertation Prize is not restricted to authors of Indigenous
The prize is open to citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
The 2018 round of the award is currently open.
Candidates for the 2018 award must have completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2017.
or those nominating them must fill out the application form. Two readers reports from the thesis must also be provided. .