Emerging Artist Award

2016 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 14th year, the 2016 Emerging Artist Award is open for registrations and will close at 5pm, Friday 16 September 2016

The selected works will be exhibited to the public in the City of South Perth Community Hall from Friday 21 October to Saturday 29 October 2016. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece or purchase an artwork of their own.

Winners will have the opportunity to share in $8,500 worth of cash prizes.

City of South Perth | Open Award 

All works entered into the City of South Perth’s 2016 Emerging Artist Award are eligible to receive this Award. The winning artwork will be used on promotional material for the following years Award.

Cash prize $4,000

Liquor Barons on Angelo | 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

John McGrath MLA | Young Artist Award 

Works entered by participants aged 16-25 years at date of entry will be automatically eligible to receive this Award.

Cash prize $750

Como IGA | Secondary School Student Award 

Works entered by participants currently studying at secondary school will be automatically eligible to receive this Award.

Cash prize $750

White Frame | Local Artist 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

City of South Perth | Aboriginal Artist Award  

Works entered by artists of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent will be automatically eligible to receive this Award.

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 pasted up in the Angelo Street Coles Underground Car Park alongside previous winners. 

Cash prize $750

Enter online 

Judges

Professor David Hawkins, Head of School, School of Design and Art, Curtin University

Jana Braddock, Artist and Curator 

Tom Mùller, Artist and Artistic Director/General Manager at PS Art Space Fremantle

Sponsors

The City recognises the support of all 2016 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
Como IGA

Prize Sponsors

Liquor Barons on Angelo
John McGrath
Soco Realty