The City’s Annual Art Awards exhibition will open to the public from Saturday, 14 September to Sunday, 22 September 2019, with more than 260 artworks on show by established and emerging West Australian artists, including those living in the City of Melville.
The 2019 exhibition marks the event’s 43rd year, providing an opportunity for artists of varied disciplines and backgrounds to participate in an open arts and cultural program and raise their profile with visitors to the event from the City and beyond.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the annual event offered the community the opportunity to come together and explore their creativity and appreciation for art.
“The City’s annual Art Awards exhibition makes it possible to view the works of more than 260 creative minds in one place, from emerging artists and students to seasoned exhibitors. With such a diverse collection of works, the exhibition appeals to the wider community,” said Mayor Aubrey.
“The City is proud to facilitate providing opportunities for artists to share their works and our community to enjoy them, participate in an art technique demonstration or even purchase them.”
“Thanks to the support of our sponsors Garden City Shopping Centre, Murdoch University, St John of God Murdoch Hospital, winners will receive a monetary award, in addition to the judges’ recognition, to further their artistic development.”
Artworks will cover a range of mediums including paintings, works on paper, small sculptural works, textile and new media and will be judged by industry professionals, who will award the total prize monies of $17,000. Judges this year are Olga Cironis, Artist, Gemma Ben-Ary Executive Director of Ellenbrook Art Gallery and Dr Ric Spencer, Curator Fremantle Art Centre and The Art Gallery of Western Australia.
The 2019 Art Awards exhibition will be held at the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, and will be open 10.00am to 4.00pm daily from 14 to 21 September and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday, 22 September.
During the exhibition’s opening weekend, the City will also be holding its third Open Studios and Exhibitions Art Trail, with studios, galleries and creative spaces) opening their doors to the public. The trail aims to showcase the many artists and creatives who operate within the City and offers the community a chance to see artists at work.
Melville City Arts and Events Instagram page will host a competition in the lead up and during the weekend with the chance for six entrants to win a $50 gift voucher each to spend Garden City Shopping Centre Booragoon.
For more information, including a full program of participating artists and trail map and Instagram competition terms and conditions visit www.melvillecity.com.au/artawards or contact 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.