Art Award and Exhibition

The City of Melville's Art Awards is a community art award open to emerging and established visual artists working across 2D and 3D mediums. Find out more below.

Art Awards 2018

Entries have now closed as we have reached our entry quota. If you would like to register on the waitlist in case an entry spot becomes available due to a cancellation please do so here

Important Dates

  • Artwork Delivery Saturday, 1 September between 9am - 12noon
  • Opening Night Friday, 7 September -  Invite Only
  • Exhibition Saturday, 8 to Sunday, 16 September
  • Collection of Artwork (unsold) Sunday, 16 September 2pm - 4pm

Terms and conditions

Please download and read our Conditions of Entry before submitting your form.

About The Awards

Now in its 42nd year and with a total prize pool of $17,000 the City of Melville Art Awards 2018 is calling for entries from West Australian artists working in the below mediums:

  • Painting
  • Drawing/Print/Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Sculpture (small works)


2018 Art Awards

Entries for the 2018 Art Awards will open 10.00am Friday, 29 June and close Friday, 27 July 2018.  The exhibition will be held from 8 to 16 September 2018 at the City of Melville Civic Centre, with all artworks, except for Youth submissions, are available for sale. This years Awards prize pool is $17,000 across the following categories:

  • $5,000 First Prize (Acquisitive)
  • $1,500 Painting
  • $1,500 Drawing/Print/Mixed Media
  • $1,500 Photography
  • $1,500 Sculpture
  • $1,000 City of Melville Resident
  • $1,000 New! Visions of Melville celebrating the City’s 50th Anniversary
  • $1,000 People’s Choice (awarded at close of exhibition)
  • $750 Youth (aged 15 – 18 years)
  • 4 x $500 Judges Highly Commended (Painting, Drawing, Photography, & Sculpture) Awarded in Garden City Shopping Centre Vouchers
  • 1 x $250 Judges Highly commended (Youth)

Thanks to our sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of our Art Awards.

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