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Call for entries: 2017 Community Art Awards and Exhibition

Published Friday, 10th March 2017

Western Australian artists are invited to enter their works in the City of Wanneroo 2017 Community Art Awards and Exhibition.

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The awards are one of the most highly anticipated events on the City’s annual calendar drawing entries from talented artists across the entire state.

Artworks will be displayed in the Gallery of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre with a total of $16,800 in prize money available.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the event continued to attract a high calibre of entries each year.

“I am extremely proud of the many gifted artists who live within the City of Wanneroo,” Mayor Roberts said.

“The Community Art Awards and Exhibition provides an ideal opportunity for their diverse talents to be showcased, along with those of artists from across Western Australia.”

The winner of last year’s acquisitive category, Andy Quilty, was awarded $7,500 in prize money for his incredible portrait entitled Papa#3.

For Andy, the win was truly beneficial.

“Winning the City of Wanneroo Art Award was a confidence boost and encouraging sign that my work is connecting with an audience,” Andy said

“It was also a significant help in supporting my artistic practice financially so that I’m able to continue producing work.”

All works entered must be original, less than 12 months old (from closing date for entries) and must not have been previously exhibited.

Entrants must be aged 16 years or over. When submitting entries, a photograph of the completed artwork must be included.

To enter, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/artawardsentryform and complete the entry form, ensuring you include a photo of your completed artwork.

Entries close 4pm Friday 7 April 2017 or when 230 valid entries are received.

The limit on the number of entries is due to the availability of display space.

For further information, please phone 9405 5920 or email: arts@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

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