Art News & Opportunities

Key arts event dates 2020

Art Award and Exhibition

  • Call for entries: Tuesday, 1 September to Friday, 18 September
  • Opening event: Friday, 9 October
  • Open to the public: Saturday, 10 October to Sunday 18 October

#creativemelville Open Studios

#creativemelville Open Studios will take place over two weekends in October at the same time as the Art Awards.

  • Weekend 1: 10 and 11 October
  • Weekend 2: 17 and 18 October

These dates are dependent on the COVID-19 situation in Western Australia, we will provide a new update in June.

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Current arts opportunities

Seeking Mural Artist

The City is seeking a suitably qualified artist/artist team to complete a mural at a high profile location in Kardinya. Applications close 5.00pm, 29 June 2020. The mural is to be inspired by the local flora or the area and installed in early August. Download the Request for Quotation here.

#creativemelville x Soul Traders webinars

Soul Traders Amy Snoekstra and Bo Wong have produced a special three part webinar series for creative business owners discussing the ins and outs, the vagaries, the traps and the triumphs of running a solo freelance business and living a creative life. Over the three sessions, Amy and Bo explored topics creating your online presence: practical tools, tips and tricks; marketing and community building for creatives and creating engaging imagery and content for your social media.

You can watch all three webinars on the Arts and Events You Tube channel

Workshop Wednesdays

We are always looking for content to share on our social media channels and in particular we are seeking artists who are running online or physical art workshops within the City of Melville. Please send us information to share for #workshopwednesdays by either tagging us in your social media posts or by emailing arts@melville.wa.gov.au

HCP Digital Art Prize

The City of Melville’s Heathcote Cultural Precinct Digital Art Prize is a new national award for digital art. It recognises contemporary visual art made for the screen, including video art, custom software, hypertext and artist made games. Applications are online only and will open Friday, 1 May to Sunday, 5 July 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit www.heathcotewa.com/digital

#creativemelville Creative Networking events

Every couple of months artists and creatives who are working or living within the City's boundaries meet-up in various locations to enjoy informal networking.  These meet-ups showcase the many creative spaces located within the City of Melville and provided an opportunity to meet and chat with likeminded creatives. Please note we have currently paused meetings due to the COVID-19 situation. Register your interest in attending our events once they resume at arts@melville.wa.gov.au

Arts information 

Sign up to our monthly arts eNewsletter

The Arts eNews is a monthly enewsletter promoting cultural events and activities taking place in the City of Melville and surrounding suburbs. The newsletter is emailed on the second Thursday of each month to over 3,000 subscribers with local artists and arts organisations invited to share their news (showing, selling, seeking etc) with the community.

Subscribe to our Arts eNewsletter

To submit content for the Arts eNews, please email the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) with key information such as date, address, contact details, website link and a jpeg image.

Melville Arts and Creatives Facebook Group

Keep up to date and join our facebook group. It's a place for local artists, arts groups and creative enterprises to network, promote their work and collaborate on ideas.

PHAZE Urban Art

PHAZE is the City of Melville's youth urban art program, which runs sessions from Leeming Skate Park, John Creaney Skate Park and Melville Skate Park. We will advertise current opportunities on this page as they arise.

Public Art and Community Art Projects

The City of Melville invites artists and creative teams to submit Expressions of Interest for public art and community art projects to be included in City buildings, facilities and public spaces. If you are interested in being added to our artist register please email arts@melville.wa.gov.au

Heathcote Cultural Precinct

The Heathcote Cultural Precinct is a multi-arts and cultural gallery that invites emerging and established artists, curators, community groups and people wanting to exhibit material within a social history context to submit proposals for exhibitions each year.

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