Wednesday 9 November 2022

12.30 – 1.30pm

What happens when a writer is faced with strips of woven paper, a wheelchair-bench, or an assemblage of glass and stone objects? How does she write about hanging fabric, a delicate engraving, or a painted interior? Which stories arise when you ask a writer to stand in a gallery and respond to what he sees?

Join us for this special lunchtime event as six writers from four WA universities read original creative works inspired by the John Stringer Prize 2022.

Featuring writers: Daniel Juckes, Helena Kadmos, Cass Lynch, Catherine Noske, Jo Pollitt and Rachel Robertson.

Duration: 1hr

Date: Wednesday 9 November

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Cost: FREE

For those who are able to help support our community with subsidised access to critical dialogue and cultural exchange we welcome combinations of $5 donations via Tap ‘n Go at the front desk.

Katie West, Fence lines & Digging sticks, 2022 Found fabric & objects, dimensions variable. John Stringer Prize. John Curtin Gallery. Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle.
Katie West, Fence lines & Digging sticks, 2022. Found fabric & objects, dimensions variable. John Stringer Prize. John Curtin Gallery. Photographer: Sue-Lyn Moyle.


John Curtin Gallery, Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102


Admission and Accessibility


7 October – 4 December 2022

The John Stringer Prize was inaugurated by The Collectors Club in 2015 in celebration of the memory of one of Australia’s most acclaimed art curators, the late John Stringer. A long-term friend and mentor to its members, he established The Collectors Club in Perth in 1996 to promote informed collecting and patronage of Western Australian art. The John Stringer Prize strives to continue his important legacy and since 2018, the John Curtin Gallery has been proud to present this annual exhibition celebrating artists making a major impact on contemporary practice in Western Australia.

Each year, a panel of three leading arts professionals are tasked with selecting six Western Australian-based contemporary artists whose practices they deem worthy of recognition. The panellists for this year’s prize were: Helen Carroll, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts; Jane Chambers, Revealed curator, Fremantle Art Centre and Sarah Wall, curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). The six artists are invited to produce a new artwork in any medium for inclusion in the exhibition. In the months leading up to the Prize, members of The Collectors Club visit each of the nominated artists’ studios and intimately come to know their work. Club members then vote at this exhibition by way of secret ballot to decide on the Prize recipient.

John Stringer Prize 2022 finalists are: Amanda Bell, Bruno Booth, Jacky Cheng, Guy Louden, Katie West and Holly Yoshida.



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