The City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards, sponsored by Bendigo Bank, is an annual event that provides emerging and professional artists with the opportunity to showcase their artwork and celebrate creativity and culture in the heart of the City of Gosnells.

These art award play a significant role in encouraging connection, vibrancy and creativity within the community.

The City of Gosnells will be offering a prize pool of $10,000, which includes the $5,000 Overall Acquisitive prize. Additionally, there will be ten categories, each offering a $500 prize.

During the art exhibition, all artworks will be available for sale, providing a wonderful chance to support local artists and their creations.

The City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards is sponsored by Bendigo Bank - the Community Bank Canning Vale.

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The City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition Virtual Tour

Exhibition Duration

Exhibition dates: Saturday 18 May to Sunday 26 May 2024

 Exhibition times:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm
  • Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Location

Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells 

 

Overall Acquisitive Award Winner
Overall Acquisitive Award Winner
Awards' Winners
Awards' Winners

Awards' Winners 2024

Award Categories

Artist

Artwork

Overall Acquisitive Award Eve Wolfe Forever 18 
Oil Award Ray Seddon Grade Road Kelmscott
Acrylic Award Imogen Harvey I Am Not Who I Was
Pastel, Pencil, Pen and Watercolour Award Sussane Konrad Rigger
Photography and Digital Media Award Annie Aiton Disconnect
Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Sculpture Award Neil Elliot New Friend
Youth Award Elleen Li Hello Koala
The City in Focus Award Toni-Lynn Avis Refocus in Nature: All I do For Love
Local Artist Award Scott Anderson Swings and Roundabouts
Aboriginal Artist Award Shanese Collard Different Sides of Me

Highly Commended

Award Categories

Artist

Artwork

Acrylic Award Renee Rose  Sticks and Stones
Photography and Digital Media Award Joshua van Blommestein Autumn Leaves
Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Sculpture Award Madison O'Connell Something for the Mind

 

Bendigo Bank Canning Vale People's Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award provides viewers the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork from the City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition. The artist with the most votes will receive the $500 Community Bank Canning Vale Bendigo Bank People's Choice Award.

To vote for your favourite artwork, please click here.

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Winners List 2023

Award Categories

Artist

Artwork

Overall Acquisitive Award Tatiana Amaral The Dark Gold
Oil Award Mecah White Make Way! 
Acrylic Award John Ned Kelly Osmiston Gorge
Pastel Pencil Award Angelina Crotty Reflections
Photography and Digital Media Award Sid Williams Under the Milky Way Tonight
Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Sculpture Award Jacqueline Craigs  Simply Coral
Youth Award Claire Den Hollander Intersection
The City in Focus Award Jon Martin Maddington Homestead
Local Artist Award Dave Barrett Regeneration After the Fire 
Aboriginal Artist Award Emily Rose  Homage
Centuria People's Choice Award Mim Wells Nine Bees
     

Key Dates

Key Days

Date

Time 

Location

Entries open Monday 15 January 2024 10am Online
Entries close Thursday 14 March 2024 4pm Online
Artwork drop-off Thursday 9 May to Friday 10 May 2024 3pm - 6pm Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis
Community art exhibition opens Saturday 18 May to Sunday 26 May 2024

Monday to Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 9am – 1pm

Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis
Artwork collection

Monday 27 May to Tuesday 28 May 2024

Monday: 3pm - 6pm

Tuesday: 10am - 12pm

Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis
       

FAQs

How do I enter?

This year, we are going paperless for entries to align with The City of Gosnells' goal of minimising its environmental impact.

To enter your artwork, please register online here.

If you require assistance with the entry form, please contact us via 93973000 or cogarts@gosnells.wa.gov.au to arrange a suitable time with one of our friendly staff to assist you in-person at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre Reception. 

Please note, you will need to bring an image of your artwork and your artist statement. If you have digital versions of your documentation, you can send them to cogarts@gosnells.wa.gov.au prior to your meeting.


How many artworks can I enter?

The maximum number of artwork entries per artist is as follows:

  • City of Gosnells resident or ratepayer: two pieces
  • Non-resident or ratepayer: one piece

Does the artwork need to be recently created?

All artworks must be original works created by the artist and must have been completed within the last 12 months from the entries' closing date.


Can I enter an artwork that has been exhibited before at another art exhibition?

Yes, you can enter an artwork that has been exhibited before in another art exhibition. Please note, all artworks must have been created within the last 12 months from the entries' closing date to be accepted.


Can I enter an artwork that has won an award in another art exhibition?

If the artwork has won an award in another exhibition, you can still enter it. Please note, all artworks must have been created within the last 12 months from the entries' closing date to be accepted.


What is the maximum dimension of the artwork?

All artworks must not exceed 1.2m x 1.2m (including frame). 2D artworks must not weigh more than 10kg, and 3D artworks must not weigh more than 20kg.


How do I price my artwork?

To begin, consider your original pricing and add a 20% commission and GST.


What is the Overall Acquisitive Award?

All entries are automatically entered into this category regardless of medium and the winning work will then become part of the City of Gosnells collection.


Can I submit an AI-generated artwork?

At this stage, The City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards is not accepting AI-generated artwork.


When can I deliver my artwork for the exhibition?

Please refer to the above Key Dates drop-down.


Where is the exhibition held?

The exhibition will be held at the Lyal Richardson Hall, The Agonis.


What if my artwork falls under two or more award categories?

Please choose one medium category that best describes your work plus any focused category (eg, Local, Youth, City and Aboriginal awards).


When will the award winners be announced?

The awards will be announced on Friday, May 17, 2024.


 

Contact

For further information, please contact the Programs and Events Team:
Telephone: 9397 3000 
Email: COGARTS@gosnells.wa.gov.au

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