Event Date

Saturday 16 September 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Free to Enter - Artwork is for Sale


2023 Canning Art Awards

The City of Canning's Art Awards is an annual event on the City's calendar and provides upcoming and professional artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community and the potential to win a cash prize.

This free eight day exhibition at Riverton Library  showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists, a number of which are local to Canning. Both professionally curated and judged, the exhibition provides visitors with a diverse display of high calibre artworks across a range of categories, The 2023 Awards accept the first 250 entries to meet the Entry Terms and Conditions.

Most artworks on display (with the exception of some Young Artist pieces) are available to purchase and as such we will run a Sales Day between 10am - 3pm each day apart from Sunday. The exhibition will also give attendees a chance to vote for the People's Choice Award available to do via the displayed QR codes at the Library. 

Exhibition  Dates and Opening Times (Riverton Library Opening Times)*:

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 16  - Saturday 23 September 2023

- Tuesday: Thursday & Saturday: 9am - 5pm - Sales Desk Open 10am - 3pm
- Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am - 7pm - Sales Desk Open 10am - 3pm
- ​Sunday: 2pm - 5pm - Sales Desk Closed
*Times may be subject to minor revision.

Award Categories for Adult and Young Artist (12-17 years):

Adults award winners will take home a $700 cash prize.
Young Artist (aged 12-17 years)  award winners will take home a $300 cash prize.

Winners Now Announced!


- Ogi Orchirbat - 'Serene Evening' - Adult Category
Emasha De Silva - Young Artist Category


 - Kristy Pateman - 'Every Life Matters' - Adult Category
 - Li Qi Wong - 'Under The Sea' - Young Artist Category

3D Sculpture/Textile

 - Jaqueline Craigs - 'Survivor' -  Adult Category
-  Charzie Janovro - 'Homage To The Trees' - Young Artist Category

Mixed Media

- Stacey Govan - 'The Back Fence' - Adult Category
- Paul Mate - 'Asmodeus' - Young Artist Category


 - Lisa Fuller - 'The Naiad' - Adult Category
-  Wyatt Saunders - 'Through Shadows and Images' -  Young Artist Category

Digital Art

 -  Michael Banks - 'Hungry Man' - Adult Category
 -  Emily Raymond - 'Two Dogs' - Young Artist Category

Canning Resident Award

- Graham Longworth - 'Coming Up For Air' -  (Adult)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

- Fiona Augustsson - 'Summer Berries' - (Adult)

People's Choice

To be announced at the end fof the Exhibition. Watch this space!


About our Curator

Belinda Kay 


Belinda Kay is an enthusiastic and active supporter of the West Australian arts community.  Her background in the service industry and subsequent degrees in Interior Design and Fine Arts, ongoing studies, project managing and gallery management has kept this interest constantly stimulated. Curating for the past 23 years has given Belinda the chance to meet an amazingly diverse range of talented artists and this also allows her the ability to understand and present all forms of visual art expression in many different gallery spaces.


About the Judges

Stephen Castledine   

Since his first solo exhibition in 1987, Stephen has pursued parallel careers in fine art and graphic design and his work in both disciplines has received numerous awards. He enjoys the unpredictability of watercolour in his painting practice which can produce extraordinary results beyond the control of the artist. Recently his art practice has focused on ‘designed’ artworks which digitally combine hand drawn elements in unexpected ways. Stephen has participated in many group shows and his work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas and this is the second year we have welcomed him back to judge the awards.

Gordon Mitchell   


Gordon is an artist, designer and sculptor. He has a successful background in the visual arts: graphic design, art education and art practice. His multi-disciplinary practice is currently focused on the design and creation of site specific sculpture. He has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe and Bondi. Gordon has been commissioned by private collectors as well as corporate and public authorities. This is the first year Gordon has judged for the Canning Art Awards and we are looking forward to collaborating with him.

A Special Thanks

Canning Arts Group

The Canning Art Awards is supported each year by our friends at the Canning Arts Group whose help and dedication is greatly appreciated by the City of Canning. 

Canning Arts Group is a not-for-profit self funded community based organisation that has been serving the community for more than 50 years by providing art classes to adults and children in the Perth area. It offers Art Classes and Workshops to members and the general public including adults, children and people with disabilities and special needs.​


Terms and Conditions of Entry

The Canning Art Awards 2023 Terms and Conditions of Entry are below. By entering artists agree to these.

Event Accessibility

Riverton Library has ample parking, ACROD bays, accessible toilets, places to sit and room to explore.


For Further Information:

Please contact the City Major Events Team T: 1300 422 664 |  E: events@canning.wa.gov.au


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