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 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)
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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
2019 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
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.
Emerging Artist Q and A Session with Paula Silbert
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.
Exhibition Art Talk with Mark Parfitt
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.
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
2018 Exhibition video