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Canning Art Awards 2024

Canning Art Awards 2024
Logo saying 2024 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 in the wider community, with the potential to win a cash prize.

This free entry seven-day exhibition at the Riverton Library, showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists, several of which are local to Canning. Professionally curated and judged, the exhibition provides visitors with a diverse display of high calibre artworks across a range of categories. The 2024 Art Awards accepts the first 250 entries that meet the Entry Terms and Conditions.


The Online Entry Registration will be open shortly.

Entries open (paper and online)

Monday 29 July, 9am

Paper entries close

Thursday 22 August, 5pm

Online entries close

Friday 23 August, 5pm


Please read the Terms and Conditions of Entry thoroughly to ensure you meet all the requirements. By entering artists agree to all these Art Awards requirements. This document also includes descriptions of each category.

Categories and Prizes

Entrants may submit one entry only in the following categories: 

🎨 Painting

✏ Drawing

🎠 3D Sculpture/Textile

🖼 Mixed Media

📸 Photography

💻 Digital Art

There will be one prize awarded for each of the categories above for both Adults and Young Artists (12-17 years).

Adult award winners will take home a $700 cash prize.

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

✔️ Canning Resident Award

✔️ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

✔️ People's Choice Award

Overall award winners for the Canning Resident Award, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and People’s Choice will take home a $700 cash prize. 

Important Entry Information

  • Entry cost for Adults 18+ is $34.65
  • Entry is free for Young Artists (aged 12-17 years)
  • A maximum of 250 entries will be displayed in the Art Awards this year. The first 250 entries that meet the Terms and Conditions of Entry will be accepted.
  • Artists are required to send a photo of their work to events@canning.wa.gov.au within seven days of registering their entry. 

Event Schedule

🔈 Delivery of Artwork

  • Saturday 14 September | 12pm - 4pm only *
  • Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton

🔈 Presentation of Awards & Official Opening Night

  • Friday 20 September | 6pm - 9pm *
  • Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton
  • Stay tuned for further details.

🔈 Exhibition Opening Times

  • Saturday 21 - Saturday 28 September
  • Sales desk is open 10am – 3pm daily except for Sundays (Eftpos only – no cash) *
  • Riverton Library is open Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 5pm *
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 7pm | Sunday 2pm – 5pm *

🔈 Unsold Artwork Collection

  • Sunday 29 September | 2pm - 5pm only *
  • You will be advised prior if your artwork sold during the exhibition.

*Times may be subject to minor revision. All applicants will be notified of these revisions via the email address supplied on the entry form.

Exhibition Sales Desk

Most artworks on display (except for some Young Artist pieces) are available to purchase. Members of the Canning Arts Group will operate the sales desk between 10am - 3pm each day, except for on Sunday. The exhibition will also give attendees a chance to vote for the People's Choice Award via the QR codes displayed throughout the Exhibition. 

About our Curator

Stay tuned for further details.


Stay tuned for further details.

Thanks to Canning Arts Group

The Canning Art Awards is supported each year by our friends of the Canning Arts Group. The City of Canning greatly appreciates their help with and dedication to this art event. 

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

For Further Information

For further information, please contact the City Major Events Team on:

Phone: 1300 422 664     Email: events@canning.wa.gov.au

2023 Canning Art Award Winners


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

Lydia Gell - 'Reverie'

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