Serpentine artist Sarah Wallace-Smith has been nominated for the emerging artist's award in the Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize.
Wallace-Smith was nominated for her piece titled Notice to Vacate. It is part of a series relating to families of veterans. She said it was exciting to learn of the nomination. If successful she will receive $5000.
"This (piece) relates to women and, to me, shows the strength of how women have managed to survive (and) juggle families," she said.
"(The art prize) came up on Facebook and I thought the quality of work was interesting. I love the idea of inspiring women to do better (in the arts).
"It's been a long process (to the nominations), we might not get any results until November."
The Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize began in 2017 an initiative led by Ravenswood School for Girls after finding that 70 per cent of art school graduates are female but state museums show just 34 per cent of female artists in their collection.