Emerging Artist Award
The City of South Perth's Emerging Artist Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes.
The 2017 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition will be exhibited in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 22 September to Saturday 30 September 2017. Vote for your favourite piece or purchase an artwork of your own.
The City hosts a variety of low cost workshops and professional development sessions which run alongside the Emerging Artist Award in August to September. The programme is open to all Award entrants as well as local community members. For more information visit the Evolve. Development programme page.
Celebrating its fifteenth year, the 2017 Emerging Artist Award exhibition launch & awards presentation was held Thursday 21 September 2017 with 80 works on display.
Seven category award winners and six highly commended acknowledgements were announced at the launch. Selected works will be exhibited to the public in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 22 September to Saturday 30 September 2017 and visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece or purchase artworks.
2017 Award categories:
City of South Perth | Open Award
Matt Brown, The Telepon Boxes
Karalee on Preston | Local Theme Award
Wade Taylor, Foreshore-Prelude
Preston Street IGA | Youth Award
Ali Watson, Bored
John McGrath MLA | City of South Perth Resident Award
Robi Szalay, Sensory Release
White Frame | Painting Award (new)
Annie Huang, Sunshower
Liquor Barons on Angelo | Works on Paper Award (new)
Sam Bloor, Slide of Hand
City of South Perth | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award (new)
Benjamin Bannan, Transposed (Iron)
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.
Highly Commended | Local Theme Award
Hock Hong Choo, 5/27 South Tce
Highly Commended | Youth Award
Izabella Kitching, Charcoal Figure
Highly Commended | City of South Perth Resident Award
Myra Mitchell, The New World
Highly Commended | Painting Award
Rachel Whiteman, Wirriya Dreaming
Highly Commended | Works on Paper Award
Tessa Beale, Shadow Study North Wing I & II
Highly Commended | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award
Bert Floss, The Vanishing
Mark Parfitt, Course Coordinator Fine Art, School of Design and Art, Curtin University
Judy Rogers, Artist
Neil Elliot, Artist and Curator
The City recognises the support of all 2017 Emerging Artist Award Premium and Prize sponsors who have helped to support the growth and development of emerging artists in the City of South Perth. If you are a local business or organisation wanting to support the City's Emerging Artist Award, contact us to discuss your sponsorship opportunities.