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 also hosts a variety of low cost workshops and professional development sessions which run alongside the Emerging Artist Award in August to September. The program is open to all Award entrants as well as local community members. For more information visit the Evolve Development program page

Entries for the City's 2018 Emerging Artist Award will open 9 July 2018.

Limited to one entry per artist, artworks can be 2D, such as paintings or photography, or 3D, such as sculpture. 

Selected works will be exhibited to the public in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 21st September to Sunday 30 September 2018. and visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece or purchase artworks.  

All entries must be submitted with:

  • Completed entry form including Artist Statement (max 100 words) 
  • General admission entry fee of $30 or $20 youth admission (incl. GST) plus booking fee where applicable.
  • 1x high quality digital image (jpeg) of your work via CD, USB or via email
  • The digital image of your artwork must be submitted separately to the online entry form via email.
Further details on how to enter and full terms and conditions will be available soon.


Photo gallery


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.

Premium and Prize Sponsors

White Frame
Preston Street IGA Logo web

Prize Sponsors

Liquor Barons on Angelo
John McGrath logo colour 2017
Soco Realty
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