Celebrating its fifteenth year, the City of South Perth’s 2017 Emerging Artist Award will open to the public on Friday 22 September.
This annual award offers upcoming artists and art students an opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in $9,000 of cash prizes.
This year 81 entries were selected across a range of media including painting, photography and sculpture. For the first time in its history the award has accepted 3D entries up to 1.6 metres in height, resulting in the most diverse collection of works ever exhibited by the City of South Perth.
Works will be available to view in the 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.
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.
22-30 September 2017
Monday 25 September (public holiday) 10am-3pm
$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 up to 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 All painted works including watercolours, oils, and pastels will be automatically eligible to receive this award.
$750 Liquor Barons on Angelo | Works on Paper Award All works on paper including photography and drawings will be automatically eligible to receive this award.
$750 City of South Perth | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award All sculpture or 3D textile works will be automatically eligible to receive this award.
$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 may be pasted up in the Angelo Street Coles Underground Car Park alongside previous winners.
Thank you to our Premium & Prize Sponsors
Preston Street IGA www.iga.com.au
Thank you to our Prize Sponsors
Karalee on Preston
Liquor Barons on Angelo
John McGrath MLA