Dust off those paintbrushes, sharpen those charcoals and get your creative juices flowing as the City of Canning opens submissions for the annual Art Awards.
Artists can submit works in various mediums including painting, drawing, 3D and sculpture, mixed media and photography. There is also a youth category open to any young person between the ages of 12 and 17 which is free to enter.
City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said the Canning Art Awards is a great opportunity for artists of all levels to showcase their work to the Canning community.
“The exhibition is very popular with over 6,500 people enjoying the dynamic display at Riverton Library in 2021. The exhibition will once again be on display at Canning’s innovative Riverton Library. The annual Art Awards could not be made possible without ongoing support from Canning Arts Group. The City is grateful for 30 years of support in different areas inclusive of the operating sales desk and installation of artwork.” he said
“Artists display their creativity in many different forms and by holding the Canning Art Awards, the City gives our community the opportunity to celebrate art and culture locally,” said Mayor Patrick Hall.
In its 31st year, the Canning Art Awards exhibition will be on display at the Riverton Library 67 Riley Road, Riverton from Saturday 1 October to Saturday 8 October, 10am - 3pm.
• Winner for Adult Categories: $700 cash prize
• Winner for Youth Categories: $300 cash prize
• City of Canning Resident award: $700 cash prize
• People’s Choice award: $700 cash prize
• Aboriginal & Torres Straights Islander Category: $700 cash prize
Entries are now open until Friday 9 September 2022 at 5pm. The People’s Choice award winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition. Other category winners will be chosen by independent judges and will be announced on Opening Night, Friday 30 September 2022 at 6pm.
Entry forms can be completed online or hard copies are available at all City libraries, leisureplexs, youth centres and the Civic Administration Building.
for more details on the exhibition or visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/artentries