Community Art Awards and Exhibition

Expression of Interest called for Curator 2024 - 2026

The City of Bayswater hosts the annual Community Art Awards and Exhibition as part of its commitment to providing and supporting recreational and cultural opportunities within the City.

The event highlights the ever-strengthening role of the arts in the community and, as such, the City needs to ensure the event has a long and properous future.

The City is seeking the services of a suitably experienced curator for a three-year tenure, from 2024 to 2026.

Find out more by clicking the button below.

Curator Expression of Interest 2024 - 2026 

Once you have read the above, submit your EOI to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

Expressions of interest open on Thursday 6 June 2024  and close at 4pm on Monday 1 July 2024 .

If you have any further questions, please contact Kathleen Brennan, Acting Events Coordinator, directly on (08) 9272 0974.

City of Bayswater Community Art Awards and Exhibition 2023

Winners of the 2023 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Friday 3 November 2023. 

CategoryWinnerTitle of artwork

City of Bayswater Open Award $5,000 (Acquisitive)

Christopher Hummel

Queensland Rail SMU 200 Series

Local Whadjuk Award $5,000 (Acquisitive)Renee RoseDiji durkarna 'sunrise'

Highly Commended

Vania LawsonFragments
Highly CommendedLaura PedenNeighbourhood Watch
Bendigo Bank Bayswater People's Choice AwardOrlando ScoleseGeometric states of darkness
Best Sculpture AwardAndrew TaylorSunday on the Scarp #4
Best City of Bayswater Resident AwardRene LehnerHAM-SUN
Best Ellis House Member AwardSarah Barton Wetland Views
Best PhotographyJosh WellsNat
High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Eve McMasterCrushed Fanta Can
Highly Commended - High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Harriet JuniperSunday Afternoon
Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)Jessica WangPop Exploration
Highly Commended - Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)Mihili NimalsiriDemi the Ghost
 

Download the artwork catalogue or view the 2023 award-winning artworks below.

Open Award Winner: 'Queensland Rail SMU 200 Series' by Christopher Hummel

Open Award Winner: 'Queensland Rail SMU 200 Series' by Christopher Hummel

Whadjuk Winner: ' Diji durnkana - 'sunrise'' by Renee Rose

Whadjuk Winner: ' Diji durnkana - 'sunrise'' by Renee Rose

Highly Commended - 'Fragments' by Vania Lawson

Highly Commended - 'Fragments' by Vania Lawson

Highly Commended - 'Neighbourhood Watch' by Laura Peden

Highly Commended - 'Neighbourhood Watch' by Laura Peden

Best City of Bayswater Resident Award - 'HAM-SUN' by Rene Lehner

Best City of Bayswater Resident Award - 'HAM-SUN' by Rene Lehner

City of Bayswater Sculpture Award - 'Sunday on the Scarp #4' by Andrew Taylor

City of Bayswater Sculpture Award - 'Sunday on the Scarp #4' by Andrew Taylor

Photography Award - 'Nat' by Josh Wells

Photography Award - 'Nat' by Josh Wells

Ellis House Member Award - 'Wetland view' by Sarah Barton

Ellis House Member Award - 'Wetland view' by Sarah Barton

High School Award - 'Crushed Fanta Can' by Eve McMaster

High School Award - 'Crushed Fanta Can' by Eve McMaster

Highly Commended Highschool Award - 'Sunday Afternoon' by Harriet Juniper

Highly Commended Highschool Award - 'Sunday Afternoon' by Harriet Juniper

Primary School Award - 'Pop exploration' by Jessica Wang

Primary School Award - 'Pop exploration' by Jessica Wang

Highly Commended Primary School Award - 'Demi the Ghost' by Mihili Nimalsiri

Highly Commended Primary School Award - 'Demi the Ghost' by Mihili Nimalsiri

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

Submissions for the City of Bayswater Community Art Awards and Exhibition 2023 will open Monday 4 September and close 4pm, Friday 6 October 2023.

Complete the online form and attach a photo of your artwork. No payment is required to submit your artwork, but it is payable should your artwork be accepted into the exhibition. If your artwork is accepted, you will receive an email requesting payment to be made by 27 October 2023.

Is there a fee to enter?

No payment is required to submit your artwork, but it is payable should your artwork be accepted into the exhibition. If your artwork is accepted, you will receive an email requesting payment to be made by 27 October 2023. A fee of $30 per artist is applicable or $13 for artists under the age of 18 (age as at 4 November 2023). 

What type of art can I submit?

We have previously accepted painting in oils, watercolours and acrylics, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, collages, resin art, photography, digital media, and printmaking, to name a few. We accept all types of art, as long as it is within the specifications listed in the Conditions of Entry.

How many pieces of art can I submit?

There is a limit of one piece of artwork per person. If your artwork comprises more than one element or piece, such as a sculpture that requires a stand (two pieces), this is acceptable and will count as one piece. No diptych or triptych works will be accepted.

When can I deliver my artwork for the exhibition?

Entries shall be delivered to The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands on Tuesday 31 October between 3pm and 8pm. Entries will not be accepted at any other time. All entries are to be picked up on Sunday 19 November between 1pm and 5pm or Monday 20 November between 9am and 11am.

Is there a prize?

Award categories and prize money for the 2023 Art Awards and Exhibition are listed below:

  • City of Bayswater Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
  • Whadjuk Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
  • Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750 and $300 Studio 281 Framing Voucher 
  • Bendigo Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $750
  • Morley Camera House Photography Award: $750
  • City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
  • Sculpture Award: $750
  • Ellis House Member Award: $500
  • High School Award (years 7-12): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley) and framing voucher
  • Primary School Award (years 1-6): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)
Where is the exhibition held and how long does it go for?

The exhibition is held at The RISE at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, from 10am to 4pm daily.  The exhibition will run from Saturday 4 November to Saturday 18 November 2023.

Can I sell my artwork?

All entries must be for sale. As the City of Bayswater Open Award and Whadjuk Award are acquisitive prizes, the winning artworks will become part of the City of Bayswater Art Collection. All other artworks must be available for sale to the general public.

Please note: if you do not wish to sell your artwork, you will not be eligible to enter the Art Awards and Exhibition.

2023 winners

Winners of the 2023 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Friday 3 November 2023. 

CategoryWinnerTitle of artwork

City of Bayswater Open Award $5,000 (Acquisitive)

Christopher Hummel

Queensland Rail SMU 200 Series

Local Whadjuk Award $5,000 (Acquisitive)Renee RoseDiji durkarna 'sunrise'

Highly Commended

Vania LawsonFragments
Highly CommendedLaura PedenNeighbourhood Watch
Bendigo Bank Bayswater People's Choice AwardOrlando ScoleseGeometric states of darkness
Best Sculpture AwardAndrew TaylorSunday on the Scarp #4
Best City of Bayswater Resident AwardRene LehnerHAM-SUN
Best Ellis House Member AwardSarah Barton Wetland Views
Best PhotographyJosh WellsNat
High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Eve McMasterCrushed Fanta CAn
Highly Commended - High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Harriet JuniperSunday Afternoon
Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)Jessica WangPop Exploration
Highly Commended - Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)Mihili NimalsiriDemi the Ghost
 

Terms and Conditions

Key Information
  • The 2023 Art Award Exhibition will take place at The RISE, located at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands.
  • Accepted submissions will be charged an entry fee of $30 per artist, or $13 for artists under the age of 18.
  • No payment is required to submit your artwork into the Art Awards, however is payable once your artwork is accepted into the exhibition. If your artwork is accepted into the exhibition, you will receive an email requesting payment by 27 October 2023. Once payment is received, your artwork will be accepted for display into the exhibition.
  • A digital catalogue will be produced to accompany the exhibition. All information will be published as per provided in the entry form. Ensure all information including the artist name, artwork title, artwork price and artist statement are all correct upon submitting your entry.
  • 2023 Judges:

Mark Parfitt - Major Lead Fine Art – Curtin University

Denise Pepper - Established local artist

Rohin Kicket – Established Indigenous artist

  • The 2023 curator is local business owner from Studio 281 Picture Framer and Art Gallery, Leo Flavel.
Key Dates
  • Entries open Monday 4 September 2023 entries close 4pm, Friday 6 October 2023.
  • The opening night exhibition event will take place on Friday 3 November 2023 from 6.30 to 9pm. If your art has been accepted into the exhibition, you will receive an invitation to attend the awards with a plus one guest. Due to venue capacity, further guests may only be invited to attend the opening night after the 8pm.
  • The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 4 November until Saturday 18 November 2023.
  • Notification of successful and unsuccessful entries will be by Friday 13 October via email. Check your junk email for notification.
  • Accepted artists must make payment by 4pm, 27 October 2023.
  • Artwork drop off: Tuesday 31 October between 3 – 8pm
  • Artwork collection: Sunday 19 November between 1 – 5pm or Monday 20 November between 9 – 11am.
Entry details
  • Entry forms must be received by 4pm, Friday 6 October 2023. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Details on the entry forms will not be altered once received.
  • Accepted submissions will be charged a fee of $30 per artist or $13 for artists under the age of 18 (age as of 4 November 2023).
  • Payment of the entry fee will be required to be paid by 4pm, Friday 27 October 2023 for the artwork to be exhibited.
  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • Entries will be accepted online at bayswater.wa.gov.au or by submission of the completed entry form.
  • A high resolution image of the completed artwork, between 1MB and 5MB is required with your submission. Please remember to label your image with your name and title of the artwork as you would like it to appear and upload the correct way up.
  • A brief statement by the artist about their practice or artwork to be no more than 75 words. The statement is optional, however is highly recommended.
  • The curator will make a selection of works for the exhibition. If your work is not selected, you will be advised within 10 days of the entry closing date.
  • There will be no correspondence entered into regarding rejection of entry. The curator’s decision is final.
  • Individual feedback cannot be provided.
  • Works will be assessed by quality, saleability, diversity of styles, diversity across categories.
  • The City of Bayswater reserves the right to refuse any entries that are deemed unsuitable for public exhibition.
  • Winners will be invited to make a 15-minute guest appearance at one of our Curated Exhibition Art Tours either on Sunday 5 November at 11.45am or Thursday 9 November at 5.45pm.
Categories and prizes
  • Award categories and prize money for the 2023 Art Awards and Exhibition are listed below:

    • Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
    • Whadjuk Award (Acquisitive): $5,000 (New category in 2022)
    • Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750
    • Bendigo Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $750
    • Morley Camera House Photography Award: $750
    • Best City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
    • Best Sculpture Award: $750
    • Best Ellis House Member Award: $500
    • Best High School Entry (years 7-12): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley) and framing voucher
    • Best Primary School Entry (Years 1-6): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)

 

  • All entries will be eligible to win the City of Bayswater Open Award (acquisitive) and the People’s Choice Award.
  • The City of Bayswater Open Award and Whadjuk Award are acquisitive prizes and the winners' artwork will become part of the City of Bayswater Art Collection.
  • Bayswater residents accepted into the exhibition will be entered into the City of Bayswater Resident category.
  • To be eligible for the Whadjuk Award the artist must personally identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Winning entries will be announced at the opening night, with the exception of the Bendigo Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award, which will be announced within 1 week of the closing of the exhibition.
Delivery and pick up details
  • Entrants are to cover all delivery costs. No payment whatsoever will be made by the City of Bayswater for freight or other delivery charges incurred in the delivery or return of exhibits.

  • All artworks are to be clearly labelled on the back of the artwork indicating artist name, title, medium, dimensions (in cm) and price.

  • Entries shall be delivered to The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, on Tuesday 31 October between 3pm and 8pm. Entries will not be accepted at any other time.

  • Payments are not refundable if the Artist does not deliver the Artwork during the specified time.

  • All entries are to be picked up on Sunday 19 November between 1 – 5pm or Monday 20 November between 9 – 11am. Identification will be required to pick up all entries. Work not picked up by this time will be acquired and disposed of at the discretion of the City of Bayswater.

  • If you are unable to attend, please call the Events Team to make alternative arrangements prior to this date. Written consent will be sought if the Artist requires someone else to pick up the artwork on their behalf.

  • All artists whom sell artwork over the exhibition will be contacted directly prior to the pick-up date specified.

Go to Top of the page