Art Award and Exhibition

Art Awards 2021

The 45th annual Art Awards exhibition will take place at Wireless Hill Museum and showcase artworks by established and emerging West Australian artists, including local talent living in the City of Melville.

This year there are a number of changes including:

  • For the first time we are intoducing a selection process for artworks. Artists will be asked to submit an entry with a photograph of their artwork, artworks will be assessed by the selection panel and then finalists will be advised of their participation in the exhibition.
  • The commission for artwork sales has been removed, so artists will receive 100% of their sale price.

 Terms and Conditions of entry

Key dates:

  • Call for entries: 9.00am, Monday, 6 September to midnight Sunday, 12 September
  • Exhibition opening event: Friday, 22 October
  • Exhibition: Saturday, 23 October to Sunday, 14 November

Please sign up to our monthly Arts eNews to receive the online entry form straight to your inbox on Thursday 9 September. The online entry form will also be published on this webpage, Facebook and Instagram from 9.00am Monday, 6 September.

Please note the size limits for artworks:

  • The size limit for 2D works - 100cm in any direction (including frame)
  • The size limit for 3D works - 80cm in any direction (not including the plinth)

For any further enquiries please email

You can view a virtual tour of the 2020 exhibition here.

  • City of Melville Art Award Winners, 2020City of Melville Art Award Winners, 2020
  • Mayor George Gear with Bethwyn Porter, Winner of the Printmaking Award, 2020Mayor George Gear with Bethwyn Porter, Winner of the Printmaking Award, 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Black Dog" by Chris Goldberg, Winner of the Sculpture Award 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Like Smoulder" by Georgia Herbert, Winner of the Highly Commended Award Sculpture, 2020
  • Artist Greg Barr with his artwork Artist Greg Barr with his artwork "Adam Goodes", winner of the Highly Commended Painting Award 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Wound Up" by Hanae Meyer, Winner of the Mixed Media Award 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Wattle Be, Will Be" by Joanna Brown, Highly Commended Digital and New Media Award
  • Artwork Artwork "A Gateway to our Past" by Jordan Andreotta, Winner of the Highly Commended Drawing Award
  • Artwork Artwork "The Timekeeper" by Kathy Bierma, Winner of the Watercolour Award 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Shan Waves to Hoskusai" by Keely McKeown, Winner of the Youth Award 2020
  • Artist Lorraine Defleur with her artwork Artist Lorraine Defleur with her artwork "The River and the Snake" Winner of the Drawing Award 2020
  • Artwork Artwork "Wet Rocks #10" by Sue Cross, Winner of Highly Commended Watercolour Award
  • Artwork Artwork "Luka" by Suzanne Lawson, Winner of the City of Melville Resident's Award 2020

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