The 44th annual Art Awards exhibition will showcase more than 260 artworks by established and emerging West Australian artists, including local talent living in the City of Melville.

The major award attracts a prize of $5,000 and is acquisitive with the winning artwork becoming part of the City of Melville Art collection. 
This year we have introduced of a number of new categories including Drawing, Printmaking, Digital and new Media Award and a larger prize pool.
The new 2020 Art Award categories are:
  • Overall Award
  • Youth Award
  • City of Melville Resident Award
  • Oil Award (new)
  • Acrylic Award (new)
  • Watercolour Award (new)
  • Printmaking Award (new)
  • Drawing Award (new) for pencil, pastel and pen
  • Digital and New Media Award (new) for digital photography, video & animation
  • Mixed Media Award
  • Sculpture Award - for 3D works.

We are also increasing the size limit of two dimensional (2D) works from 100cm to 110cm.

Important dates for 2020

The call for entries will take place between 1 to 18 September 2020.

We planning for the exhibition to take place between Saturday 10 and Sunday 25 October however this is dependant on the current coronavirus (CVOID-19) situation in Western Australia.

Please direct all enquiries to: Yvonne Doherty - Community Development Officer – Arts