The 43rd annual Art Awards exhibition was held from Saturday, 14 September to Sunday, 22 September 2019, showcasing 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. The total prize pool is valued at $16,000.

Categories include Painting, Drawing/Printmaking/Mixed Media, Small Sculpture, and Photography. In addition there are prizes for local resident artists, young artists and People’s Choice.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Awards:

  • Open Award (Acquisitive) – Harvey Mullen, artwork title “Ghost in the Machine III”
  • Painting – David Green, artwork title “Another Day Burns”
  • Drawing/Print/Mixed Media - Migara Ramanayake, artwork title “Shadow of Bedlam”
  • Sculpture – Jane Button - artwork title “Distant Shores”
  • Photography - Paul Stojanovic - artwork title “Caravan”
  • Work by City of Melville Resident - Jane Grierson-artwork title “Marradungup”
  • Youth - Jasmin Naish artwork title “Bloom”
  • Highly Commended Painting - Ryan Nazzari
  • Highly Commended Drawing/Print/Mixed Media - Sam Bloor
  • Highly Commended Sculpture - Jane Ryan
  • Highly Commended Photography - Claudia Flores
  • Highly Commended Work by City of Melville Resident - Steven Makse
  • Highly Commended Youth - Emma Hughes
The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Julie Reeves for her artwork “Maelstrom 2”