2022 Emerging Artist Award call for entries

News Update 2 August 2022

The City of South Perth’s 2022 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 over $15,000 of cash prizes.

Selected works will be exhibited to the public in the City of South Perth Community Hall from Friday 7 October to Saturday 15 October 2022. 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. 

2022 Award Categories

City of South Perth - Open Award ($5,000)
All artworks in the exhibition are considered for this award and it will be awarded to the most outstanding artwork.

The Karalee on Preston - Local Theme Award ($1,000)
Any artwork depicting, in title or content, the City of South Perth’s natural or built environment, lifestyle, personalities and landmarks can be nominated for this award.

Geoff Baker MLA - City of South Perth Resident Award ($1,000)
Artists living in the City of South Perth (South Perth, Kensington, Como, Manning, Salter Point, Karawara and Waterford) are eligible for this award.

Preston Street IGA - Secondary School Artist Award ($1,000)
The Secondary School Artist Award is only open to students who are of secondary school age on 5 September 2022

City of South Perth - Young Artist Award ($1,000)
The Young Artist Award is open to artists who are aged between 18 and 25 years on 5 September 2022.

City of South Perth - Works on Paper Award ($1,000)
Works on paper including prints, photography, drawings, collage and two-dimensional mixed-media works on paper may be nominated for this award.

White Frame - Painting Award ($1,000)
Painted works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and two-dimensional mixed media works on canvas or board may nominate for this award.

Liquor Barons on Angelo - Sculpture/Textiles Award ($1,000)
All three-dimensional works and creative textile-based works may be nominated for this award.

John Curtin Gallery - First Nations Artist Award ($1,000)
Works entered by artists identifying as First Nations Australians are eligible for this award. 

Soco Realty - People’s Choice Award ($750)
All artworks in the exhibition will be considered for this award. The People’s Choice Award will be presented to the artwork that receives the most public votes during the exhibition. Voting will commence at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 6 October 2022 and will conclude on Saturday 15 October 2022.

How to Enter

Visit the Emerging Artist Award page to find out more and enter.

Emerging Artist Award 2022 entries close 4pm, Monday 5 September 2022.

Thank you to our Premium Sponsors

White Frame

Preston Street IGA

The Karalee on Preston 

Liquor Barons on Angelo

John Curtin Gallery

Thank you to our Prize Sponsors

Geoff Baker MLA

Soco Realty

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