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Community Art Awards & Exhibition

Community Art Awards & Exhibition 2020

Community Art Awards 2020

The City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards and Exhibition is major feature of the City’s cultural calendar and has been held annually since 2001. The exhibition also provides an opportunity for a range of artists, who reside in Western Australia, to potentially sell their artwork and be eligible to win a prize, from the award pool of $18,700. 

Please note:
This year showcases a new category of Photo, Film and Digital Media.

Call for entries

West Australian artists are invited to enter works from February 2020 and be in the running for $18,700 worth of prizes.

Entries open

City of Wanneroo resident artists - Monday 3 February 2020 // 9am

Entries now open

All WA resident artists - Monday 10 February 2020 // 9am

Entries will close on Friday 3 April, or at 230 entries being received.

Artwork categories

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Works on paper
  • Photo, film and digital media

Entry information

  • All works entered must be less than 12 months old from the closing date, not been previously exhibited and must be original.
  • Work that is directly copied from sources not generated by the artist is not deemed original.
  • Entrants must be 16 years of age or older.
  • All artworks must be a single item (not diptych or triptych works) and be presented to exhibition standard.
  • Works must not exceed 1.5m x 1.5m (1500mm x 1500mm) in any direction including frame and canvas folds.
  • Hanging works must not weigh more than 5kgs.
  • Sculpture works should not be over 12kgs or in excess of 2 cubic metres.
  • Installation specifications, including artwork requiring electronic mediashould be discussed with the Cultural Exhibitions Curator prior to entry.
  • $25 non-refundable fee.

For further information view the Terms and Conditions for the 2020 Art Awards below:

Art Awards 2020 - Terms and Conditions

Prize categories

Open Award
City of Wanneroo Open Award (acquisitive) $7,500

Wanneroo Resident
Best City of Wanneroo Resident $2,000
Highly Commended Wanneroo Resident $1,000

Painting overall $1,400
Painting Highly Commended $500

Sculpture overall $1,400
Sculpture Highly Commended $500

Works on Paper
Works on Paper overall $1,400
Works on Paper Highly Commended $500

Photo, Film and Digital media
Photo, Film and Digital media overall $1,400
Photo, Film and Digital media Highly Commended $500

People’s Choice
People’s Choice $600

2019 Winners

Click below to view the winners of the 2019 competition.

2019 Winners

Below is a virtual tour of the 2019 Community Art Awards Exhibition