Emerging Artist Award

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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 total prize pool of $11,150 provided by the City of South Perth and our generous sponsors. 

In 2020, the City of South Perth’s annual Emerging Artist Award Exhibition was open to the public from Friday 16 October until Saturday 24 October 2020 in the South Perth Community Hall.

The Exhibition provides a great opportunity for community members and visiting art lovers to see new works by talented emerging artists. You can vote for your favourite piece to win the People’s Choice Award or purchase an artwork for your personal collection.

Related news

News Listings

November 2020

Emerging Artist People's Choice Winner

Media Release 4 November 2020

Congratulations to Paris Wilkinson, the winner of the 2020 Emerging Artist - Soco Realty People’s Choice Award, for her oil painting titled ‘Grandad Ted’.

October 2020

Celebrating our emerging artists

Media Release 16 October 2020

Emerging artists are once again being celebrated through the City’s Emerging Artist Awards, which were held on Thursday 15 October at the South Perth Community Hall.

September 2020

Emerging Artist Exhibition opens in October

News Update 29 September 2020

Celebrating its eighteenth year, the 2020 Emerging Artist Award exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 16 October until Saturday 24 October 2020.

August 2020

Are you an Emerging Artist?

Media Release 11 August 2020

Entries are now open for this year’s Emerging Artist Award. Celebrating its 18th year, the event is open to all artists, who live in Western Australia.

July 2020

Are you an emerging artist?

Media Release 14 July 2020

The Emerging Artist Awards provide upcoming artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community,


Entries have now closed for the 2020 award.

2020 Judges

The City of South Perth is delighted to have the expertise of four experienced local arts professionals assisting with selecting works for exhibition, selecting category prize winners and curating the exhibition.

The 2020 Emerging Artist Award judges are:

  • Ron Bradfield Jnr – Artist/Arts Consultant
  • Erin Coates – Artist/ Exhibitions and Special Projects Curator, Fremantle Arts Centre, City of Fremantle
  • Jane King – Gallery Manager, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University

2020 Curator

The 2020 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition will be curated by:

  • Ron Nyisztor - Artist and Director Nyisztor Studios


The City recognises the support of all 2020 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
John McGrath MLA
Liquor Barons on Angelo
Soco Realty

Past winners

Photos of Emerging Artist Award winners were published on the City's Facebook and Flickr Gallery.

To request a copy of any of the award photos, please contact the City's events team on 9474 0777 or email events@southperth.wa.gov.au.