Emerging Artist Award call for entries

Media Release 10 July 2017

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Celebrating its fifteenth year, the City of South Perth’s 2017 Emerging Artist Award is now open for entries. 

This annual award offers upcoming artists and arts students an opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in $9,000 of cash prizes.

Selected works will be exhibited to the public in the City of South Perth Community Hall from Friday 22 September to Saturday 30 September 2017. Visitors to the exhibition will have the chance to vote for their favourite piece and purchase artworks. 

Artworks can be submitted in a range of media including painting, photography and sculpture and are limited to one entry per artist. 

In acknowledging the significance of the awards, Mayor Sue Doherty said, “This unique art award is tailored specifically for emerging artists in the early stages of their artistic careers. Each year the number of entries grow and the Award continues to offer support and encouragement to developing artists.” 

“The City values the important role the arts play in our community. The positive social, educational and economic benefits can’t be underestimated. We continue to foster local emerging talent, showcasing it and offering our community opportunities to take part in a host of cultural events throughout each year.” 

Awards are presented in eight categories. This year’s judging panel is comprised of Mark Parfitt Course Coordinator Fine Art School of Design and Art, Curtin University; Judy Rogers, artist and Neil Elliot, artist and curator.

Ahead of the Emerging Artist Award exhibition, the City’s Evolve. development programme will provide a variety of low cost workshops and professional development sessions in August to local community members as well as Emerging Artist Award entrants. To book a place and for more information about the programme visit www.southperth.wa.gov.au.

$4,000 City of South Perth | Open Award 
All works entered into the City of South Perth’s 2017 Emerging Artist Award are eligible to receive this award. 

$750 Karalee on Preston | Local Theme Award
At the discretion of the judges any work depicting, in title or content, the City of South Perth’s natural or built environment, lifestyle or landmarks, will automatically be eligible to receive this award.

$750 Preston Street IGA | Youth Award 
Works entered by  secondary school students - participants 25yrs of age at date of entry will be automatically eligible to receive this award.

$750 John McGrath MLA | City of South Perth Resident Award
Works entered by artists living in the City of South Perth (suburbs of South Perth, Kensington, Como, Manning, Salter Point, Karawara and Waterford) will be automatically eligible to receive this award.

$750 White Frame | Painting Award 
This award category will cover all painted works including watercolours, oils, pastels, etc.

$750 Liquor Barons on Angelo | Works on Paper Award 
This award category will cover all works on paper including photography, drawings, etc.

$750 City of South Perth | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award 
This award category will cover all 3D works including sculpture or textiles. 

$500 Soco Realty | People’s Choice Award
This award will be presented to the work that receives the greatest number of votes from exhibition visitors by the close of the exhibition period  *The winning artwork will be displayed in the Angelo Street Coles Underground Car Park alongside previous winners. 

To enter the Emerging Artist Award 2017 and for further details visit the City’s website www.southperth.wa.gov.au or contact the City on 9474 0777 and events@southperth.wa.gov.au

Emerging Artist Award 2017 entries close 4pm Friday 18 August 2017.

White Frame

Preston Street IGA

Karalee on Preston 
Liquor Barons on Angelo
John McGrath MLA
Soco Realty

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