Emerging Artist Award

2017 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 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 opens for registrations on Monday 10 July 2017.

The 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 $9,000 worth of cash prizes. 

2017 Award categories:

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. 
Cash prize: $4,000

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.
Cash prize: $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.
Cash prize: $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.
Cash prize: $750

White Frame | Painting Award (new)

This award category will cover all painted works including watercolours, oils, pastels, etc.
Cash prize: $750

Liquor Barons on Angelo | Works on Paper Award (new)

This award category will cover all 3D works including sculpture or textiles.
Cash prize: $750

City of South Perth | 3D Sculpture/Textiles Award (new)

This award category will cover all 3D works including sculpture or textiles. 
Cash prize: $750

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. 
Cash prize: $500

Photo gallery

Judges

Mark Parfitt, Course Coordinator Fine Art, School of Design and Art, Curtin University

Judy Rogers, Artist 

Neil Elliot, Artist and Curator

Sponsors

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.

Premium and Prize Sponsors

White Frame
Preston Street IGA Logo web

Prize Sponsors

Liquor Barons on Angelo
John McGrath logo colour 2017
Soco Realty
Karalee logo new