How to: Excel in Art Competitions

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An experienced winner and assessor of art awards, Henri van Noordenburg shares his secrets to success when entering works in art competitions, exhibitions and residencies.

Covering aspects such as how to write an artist statement and address a theme, through to pricing, photographing and packaging your work for exhibition, this presentation includes information and resources on the arts industry and the array of competitions to choose from. While Henri explains the significance of prizes and awards in boosting your career and profile he also provides ways of guarding yourself against disappointments and the budget implications of competitions.


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Henri van Noordenburg works as an arts administrator and has been a practicing artist for more than 2 decades. He worked as a lecturer in Photography, was Visual Arts Coordinator (Brisbane Powerhouse) and Board Member for Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP).


Henri first produced his first large-scale, hand carved on Photo Rag print in 2010, a technique similar to the sgraffito process. This unique technique in combination with photography marked a significant change in his art practice. He received the Career Development Grant in 2011, won several Arts Awards and selected in the top ten of emerging focus folio review at Photo LA 13 (Los Angeles, USA). His work was showcased at Photo LA (2011 to 2015).


Henri is developing an ambitious new work partly created during of his artist in residence in The Philippines commencing in 2019. In 2018 his work featured in the inaugural Manila Biennale ‘Open City’, Pinnacles Gallery (Townsville) and One Space (Brisbane). 2016 was his most prolific year to date including 5 international art fairs. Henri was an Artist in Residence in Estonia, resulting a publication and touring exhibition, entitled “home / Kodu”. His artwork and writings are featured in countless publications nationally and internationally including IANN magazine (Korea), Fabrik Magazine (USA) Artline and Australian Art Education.


His work is part of several collections, including the Wallis Annenberg at Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA) USA, 9 public collections in Queensland and private collections (Australia, New Zealand, Israel, USA and Europe).