About the prize
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.
Power Publications Dissertation Prize for Indigenous Art Research, we wish
promote quality scholarship and support new writing on Indigenous art, widely
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
- 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
Candidates must present a written nomination
from their dissertation supervisors with their application. Nomination letters should include the significance of the contribution to current research in the area of Australian Indigenous Art. Supervisors can nominate and apply on behalf of candidates.
The prize is open to citizens and permanent residents of Australia.
The 2017 round of the award is currently
Candidates for the 2017 award must have
completed and defended their dissertation in the calendar year 2016.
Applicants or those nominating them must fill out the application form. Two readers reports from the thesis must also be provided.
will be announced in NAIDOC Week, 1–5 July 2018.