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 $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 will be open to the public in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 18 October until Saturday 26 October 2019.

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.

Important Dates for 2019

Entries opened: 9am, Monday 5 August 2019

Entries closed: 4pm, Monday 9 September 2019

Exhibition open: 18–26 October 2019 (closed Sundays)

Subscribe to the City’s e Newsletter, and follow the City’s Facebook page to stay up to date with information about events and activations being planned in association with the Emerging Artist Awards.

Entries for the 2019 Emerging Artist Award have now closed.

Artists whose works are selected for the exhibition must be prepared to pay a non-refundable administration fee of $30 for general entries and $20 for youth entries (25 years and under).

Our premium sponsor White Frame is able to assist you with the framing of your work and is currently offering all 2019 Emerging Artist Award exhibitors a 15% discount on framing. All artwork will need to be delivered to White Frame by close of business Tuesday 8 October 2019 to have the framing ready for delivery to the City or White Frame can deliver the framed artworks to the City on your behalf. Please contact White Frame on 9450 4355 to book in your framing and to discuss your needs, or visit their website for more information.

2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition events

Events Listing

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2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

South Perth Community Hall 18 - 26 October 2019

The 2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition will be exhibited in the South Perth Community Hall from Friday 18 October until Saturday 26 October 2019. Vote for your favourite piece or purchase an artwork of your own.

Arts & Culture Free
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Emerging Artist Q and A Session with Paula Silbert

South Perth Community Hall 19 October 2019

Enjoy a morning with Art Consultant, Paula Silbert to uncover tips and tools for successful visual art practice. Places are limited, bookings essential. This is a free 2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition event.

Arts & Culture Education Free Young people
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Wine and Cheese Tasting Evening

South Perth Community Hall 23 October 2019

This event is now sold out.

Arts & Culture Education Free
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Seniors Afternoon Tea

South Perth Community Hall 24 October 2019

This event is now sold out.

Arts & Culture Education Free Seniors
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Exhibition Art Talk with Mark Parfitt

South Perth Community Hall 25 October 2019

Join Mark Parfitt, Coordinator of Fine Arts at Curtin University for an interactive walking tour of the 2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition. Suitable for 18yrs and over.

Arts & Culture Education Food & Drink Free
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Seniors Afternoon Tea supported by Preston St IGA

South Perth Community Hall 22 October 2019

This event is now sold out.

Arts & Culture Education Free Seniors
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DADAA Tactile Tours

South Perth Community Hall 24 October 2019

These sessions are now sold out.

Arts & Culture Education Free

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

 

Sponsors

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

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

Prize Sponsors

John McGrath MLA
Soco Realty

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Photos

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.