This year marks the 42ndannual Art Award and Exhibition with the exhibition running from Saturday, 8 to Sunday, 16 September 2018 at the City of Melville’s Civic Centre in Booragoon.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the Art Award always attracted a high volume of entries and encouraged Western Australian artists to register early.
“The City of Melville’s Art Awards and subsequent exhibition is a wonderful showcase of the talents of our diverse creative community and I encourage seasoned artists, emerging artists and art students to submit their entry early to avoid disappointment,” Mayor Aubrey said.
“The exhibition has become a jewel in the City’s cultural calendar. It not only provides artists a wonderful opportunity to exhibit their work but also offers the community a chance to view the works of 250 creative minds under the one roof and purchase artworks for sale.”
To celebrate the City’s 50th Anniversary, there is a new Visions of Melville category. Artists are encouraged to enter works that depict places and people within the City.
A total prize pool of $17,000 includes:
- $5,000 First Prize Acquisitive
- $1,500 Painting
- $1,500 Drawing/Print/mixed media
- $1,500 Small Sculpture
- $1,000 City of Melville Resident
- $1000 New! Visions of Melville
- $1,000 People’s Choice
- $750 Youth
- Four $500 Judges Highly Commended (awarded in gift vouchers)
- One $250 Judges Highly Commended (Youth)
Registrations open on Friday, 29 June. For more information, including online entry, T&Cs and FAQs visit www.melvillecity.com.au/arts or contact the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 635 845| 9364 0666.