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Art Awards 2022

Entries for the 2022 Community Art Awards are now open!

Entries open: Monday 5 September 2022

Entries close: 4pm Friday 7 October 2022 

Please read the conditions of entry prior to submitting your entry.

NOTE: When submitting your entry, please ensure you only click the submit button once. Submissions may take some time to process due to artwork image size. We thank you for your patience.

Submit your entry here 

Selected entries will form part of an exhibition at The RISE from 5-19 November. Visitors to the exhibition are welcome to purchase the artwork on display and vote for the People's Choice Award.

The 2022 Community Art Awards are proudly supported by Community Bank Bayswater, JILA Water Solutions, Seasonal Brewing Co, and Art and Craft World Morley.

For queries, contact the City's Events team on (08) 9272 0622.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?

To enter, you will need to complete an online entry form with an image of your art, and make payment of the entry fee (via Eventbrite) by the closing date. Entries close at 4pm, Friday 7 October 2022.

Is there a fee to enter?

An entry fee of $30 per artist is applicable, or $13 for artists under the age of 18 (age as at 4 November 2022).

What type of art can I submit?

It's up to you! 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 (which will be uploaded to this page on the day entries open).

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 1 November between 3pm and 8pm. Entries will not be accepted at any other time. All entries are to be picked up on Sunday 20 November between 1pm and 5pm or Monday 21 November between 9am and 11am.

Is there a prize?

Award categories and prize money for the 2022 Art Awards and Exhibition are listed below:

  • City of Bayswater Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
  • Local Whadjuk Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
  • Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750
  • Community Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $500
  • City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
  • Sculpture Award: $750
  • Photography Award: $500
  • 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 community centre at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, from 10am to 4pm daily.  The exhibition will run from Saturday 5 November to Saturday 19 November 2022.

Can I sell my artwork?

All entries must be for sale. As the City of Bayswater Open Award and Local 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.

2021 winners

Winners of the 2021 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Saturday 6 November 2021. 

CategoryWinnerTitle of artwork

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

Louise Clark

Ciao Amici 

Highly Commended

Sioux Tempestt
 

Counterpoise

Highly Commended

 
Katarzyna MichalskaShimmering Blues
Best Sculpture AwardShane NewtonBig Girls Don't Cry
Best City of Bayswater Resident AwardEmma KirkADHD Mind
Best Ellis House Member AwardSandra PerryNannup Forest
Best PhotographyClinton PriceA Safe Place
Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)William and Thea BradleyMy Neighbourhood
High School Entry (Years 7 -12)Luke AntenucciSmall Boy
Community Bank Bayswater People's Choice AwardOrlando ScoleseRose Shocking

Terms and Conditions

Entry details
  • Entry forms and fees must be received by 4pm Friday, 7 October 2022. Late entries will not be accepted. Details on the entry forms will not be altered once received.

  • Maximum of one entry per person.

  • An entry fee of $30.00 per artist is applicable, or $13.00 for artists under the age of 18 (age as of 4 November 2022)

  • Entries will be accepted online at bayswater.wa.gov.au by submission of the completed entry form.

  • A high resolution image of the completed artwork, between 1MB - 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.

  •  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 and your entry fee refunded.

  • 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.
  • All entries will be judged. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Categories and prizes
  • Award categories and prize money for the 2022 Art Awards and Exhibition are listed below:

    • Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
    • Local Whadjuk Award (Acquisitive): $5000 (New category in 2022)
    • Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750
    • Community Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $500
    • Best City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
    • Best Sculpture Award: $750
    • Best Photography Award: $500
    • 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 Community Bank Bayswater People's Choice Award.
  • The City of Bayswater Open Award and Local Whadjuk Award are acquisitive prizes and the winner’s artwork will become part of the City of Bayswater art collection.
  • Residents of the City of Bayswater will automatically be entered in the Best Bayswater Resident Award.
  • To be eligible for the Local Whadjuk Award, you must identify as a Whadjuk person.
  • Winning entries will be announced on the opening night, with the exception of the People's Choice Award, which will be announced within 1 week of the exhibition closing date.
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 1 November 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 20 November between 1–5pm or Monday 21 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.

Sales and GST
  • All sale prices must include a 15% commission fee (no commission on sales for youth entries)

  • All entries must be for sale and entrants must indicate ABN and GST details on the entry form where appropriate.

  • Artists who do not have an ABN must sign the statement of the entry form or 48.5% PAYG tax will be deducted from any payment to be made.

General rules
  • All works entered must be less than 12 months old from closing date, the original work of the artist and NOT previously exhibited.
  • All artworks must be a single item. (No diptych, triptych works).
  • Entries shall be presented to exhibition standard - they MUST be dry.
  • All works are to have a suitable hanging assembly. D-latches and cord are the preferred method.
  • 2D Works must not exceed 1.3m x 1.3m in any direction including frame. All 2D works must not weigh more than 10kg.
  • 3D artwork must be a maximum of 20kg and must not exceed 40cm deep (front to back), 60cm high (top to bottom) and 1m wide (left to right).
  • The City of Bayswater, whilst talking good care, will not take responsibility for the damage or loss of artworks. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide insurance for their works.
  • Incorrect entries or failure to comply with condition of entry will result in disqualification.
  • Entrants agree the organisers reserve the right to reproduce entries in print, film or digital format for promotion, education and documentation purposes in association with the City of Bayswater.
  • The Artist agrees the City of Bayswater reserves the right to reproduce work (in part or whole) in print, film or digital format for promotion, education and documentation in association with the exhibition.
  • Failure to meet any of these conditions will exclude you from exhibiting.
  • To be entered into the catalogue, entrants must provide an electronic photograph before the closing date.
  • Entrants cannot be awarded the City of Bayswater Open Award (acquisitive) prize in two consecutive years however, can be placed in any other category.

Images of the winning entries from the 2021 Community Art Awards are below.

Head to our Facebook to see pictures from the 2021 exhibition presentation evening.

Open Award Winner: 'Ciao Amici' by Louise Clarke

Open Award Winner: 'Ciao Amici' by Louise Clarke

Highly Commended - 'Counterpoise' by Sioux Tempestt

Highly Commended - 'Counterpoise' by Sioux Tempestt

Highly Commended - 'Shimmering Blues' by Katarzyna Michalska

Highly Commended - 'Shimmering Blues' by Katarzyna Michalska

Best City of Bayswater Resident Award - 'ADHD Mind' by Emma Kirk

Best City of Bayswater Resident Award - 'ADHD Mind' by Emma Kirk

City of Bayswater Sculpture Award - 'Big Girls Don't Cry' by Shane Newton

City of Bayswater Sculpture Award - 'Big Girls Don't Cry' by Shane Newton

Photography Award - 'A Safe Place' by Clinton Price

Photography Award - 'A Safe Place' by Clinton Price

Ellis House Member Award - 'Nannup Forest' by Sandra Perry

Ellis House Member Award - 'Nannup Forest' by Sandra Perry

High School Award - 'Small Boy' by Luke Antenucci

High School Award - 'Small Boy' by Luke Antenucci

Primary School Award - 'My Neighbourhood' by William and Thea Bradley

Primary School Award - 'My Neighbourhood' by William and Thea Bradley

Community Bank Bayswater People's Choice Award - 'Rose Shocking' by Orlando Scolese

Community Bank Bayswater People's Choice Award - 'Rose Shocking' by Orlando Scolese

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