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 $9,750 prize pool provided by the City of South Perth and our generous sponsors. 

In 2019, the City of South Perth’s annual Emerging Artist Award Exhibition was open to the public in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 18 October until Saturday 26 October 2019.

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News Listings

October 2019

2019 Emerging Artist Award winners announced

Media Release 18 October 2019

Winners of the City of South Perth 2019 Emerging Artist Award were acknowledged at Thursday's opening event.

Entries for the 2019 Emerging Artist Award have now closed.

2019 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 2019 Emerging Artist Award judges are:

Susan Starcken, Artist and Art Collection Curator at Edith Cowan University

Jana Braddock, Artist and Gallery Curator at Heathcote Cultural Precinct, City of Melville

Sharyn Egan, Artist     

The 2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition will be curated by:

Ron Nyisztor, Artist and Director Nyisztor Studios



The City recognises the support of all 2019 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

Liquor Barons on Angelo
Preston Street IGA Logo web
Explore Curtin
White Frame

Prize Sponsors

John McGrath MLA
Soco Realty

2019 Exhibition video


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.