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Community Art Exhibition and Awards 2018

The City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards is an annual competition open to all emerging and professional artists in Western Australia.

Entries will be exhibited at The Agonis, Gosnells Town Centre, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June 2018.

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Key dates

  • Entries close: Monday 14 May 2018, 4pm
  • Delivery of artwork: Saturday 9 June 2018, 3pm – 6pm
  • Awards presentation: Friday 15 June 2018 (invitation only)
  • Exhibition dates: Saturday 16 June – Sunday 24 June 2018, 10am – 4pm daily
  • Artwork collection: Monday 25 June 2018, 3pm – 6pm
  • Artwork(s) to be delivered and collected from: Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells


Overall Award (Acquisitive) – $5,000 cash prize There is a $500 cash prize for each award category.

The award categories include oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastel, pencil and pens, digital media, mixed media and sculpture.

Other awards will also be given for best youth artwork, best local artist, best artwork depicting themes relating to the City of Gosnells, and the Primewest People’s Choice Award.

All prize categories (excluding Primewest People’s Choice Award) are judged by the City of Gosnells Public Art Committee with guidance from a professional arts valuer.

Enter the Art exhibition 

I am aged between 12 and 17 (Youth Award)

Entry one

Entry two

Additional questions

How did you hear about the City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition? * (required)


Tick applicable fee * (required)

I understand that the City will contact me regarding payment of the entry fee * (required)

Terms and conditions

I declare that the entry submitted is my original artwork and does not violate copyright laws. I agree that I have read and abide by the ‘conditions of entry’ as set out on this entry form. * (required)

Conditions of entry

Artwork(s) to enter

  1. Maximum number of entries per artist is two (2).
  2. All artwork must be the original work of the artist, completed in the previous 12 months.
  3. 2D artwork must not exceed 1.2m x 1.2m (including frame) and must not weigh more than 10kgs. 3D artwork must not weigh more than 20kgs.


  1. Entry forms must be received by 4pm on Monday 14 May 2018. Changes to entry forms will not be accepted after this date.
  2. Entry forms must be accompanied by the entry fee. Entry fees are non-refundable.
  3. All artwork must be suitably presented for display; 2D works must be dry with properly affixed cord or wire with ‘D’ rings to hold the works. For the purpose of hanging, adjustments may be made to the affixed ‘D’ rings on the frame.
  4. Artwork must be clearly marked with title, category, artist name, telephone number and sale price (including 20% commission and GST if applicable). For 2D artwork, mark this information on the back at the bottom right hand corner. For 3D artwork, mark this information on a separate card.


  1. The City of Gosnells will take 20% commission from the sale price.
  2. If the artist has an ABN and is registered for GST, GST must be included in the sale price.
  3. If an artist sells their work and has an ABN, they must provide the City with a tax invoice prior to payment. If the artist does not have an ABN and deems themselves to be a ‘hobbyist’, they must provide a completed ATO Statement by Supplier form prior to payment.


  1. The winning entry for the Overall Award (Acquisitive) category becomes the property of the City of Gosnells even if the artwork(s) is indicated as not for sale. The artist must accept that if the sale price is more than the prize money, the artist must accept the latter.
  2. All entries will be eligible for the Overall Award Entry form (Acquisitive) and the Primewest People’s Choice Award.
  3. All artworks accepted for exhibition will be judged. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence or justification will be entered into.
  4. Artists who live in the City of Gosnells will automatically be entered into the Local Artist Award.
  5. Youth category is deemed as any person aged between 12 – 17 years inclusive at date of application.
  6. Any artwork with a City of Gosnells theme is eligible for The City in Focus Award.


  1. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide insurance for their artwork(s). Artists understand that their artwork(s) will be exhibited in a public venue and is therefore subject to risk. The City will exercise all due care but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of any works.
  2. Entrants agree to allow photography of their submitted artwork(s) for publicity and promotional purposes by the City. The City will attribute the artist wherever practical.
  3. Due to limited exhibition space, the City reserves the right not to display all entries. Artists who are not successful will be notified and entry fees will be refunded.
  4. City of Gosnells staff, Councillors and other personnel directly associated with the exhibition are permitted to participate and offer their artwork for sale, but shall be ineligible for any prize(s).
  5. After a period of two (2) months from the collection date, uncollected artwork(s) will become the property of the City, unless an extension in the collection period is granted by mutual written agreement of the parties.
  6. Failure to meet any of the conditions of entry may exclude artists from the City’s Community Art Exhibition and Awards. For further information, please contact the City of Gosnells on 9397 3000 or'

Artwork drop off

All artwork must be delivered to Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells.

Artwork will only be accepted on Saturday 9 June 2018, between 3pm – 6pm only.

Please have your name, contact details and artwork title clearly marked on artwork.

Artwork collection

Artwork must be collected from Lyal Richardson Hall on Monday 25 June 2018, between 3pm – 6pm only.

All unclaimed artwork will become City of Gosnells property after two months, if collection is not arranged.

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