The City of Gosnells is celebrating 30 years of supporting community art and local artists with a special Winners Exhibition at the Knowledge Centre in Gosnells and Amherst Village Library in Southern River, from Friday 23 September.

The exhibition will feature prize-winning and acquired artwork by emerging and professional artists from the past three decades, including pieces by overall prize winners in the City’s annual Community Art Exhibition and Awards.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said art was integral to a vibrant community, and helped to celebrate cultural diversity for the enjoyment and appreciation of current and future generations.

“Celebrating 30 years of community art through this special exhibition demonstrates the City’s longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting local artists, artistic endeavours and cultural expression,” she said.

“Artists from the local community and further afield have created many amazing pieces of art for City exhibitions over the past 30 years, and this Winners Exhibition provides an opportunity to revisit and reflect on some of the best of those artworks.”

The exhibition will feature Tammi De Rooy’s contemporary still life in acrylic, ‘Stay A While’, which won the Overall Acquisitive Award in this year’s Community Art Exhibition and Awards.

The Winners Exhibition will run from Friday 23 September to Friday 28 October, during opening hours for Knowledge Centre and Amherst Village Library.

The City’s first community art awards, known as the City of Gosnells and Rotary Art Awards, were held in 1992. They later became known as the Community Art Exhibition and Awards, with this year’s competition attracting over 220 entries.

Click here to learn more about the Winners Exhibition, or call 9397 3000.