To enter, you will need to complete an online entry form, with an image of your art, by the closing date.
No - this year, all entry fees and sales commissions have been waived to support our local artists.
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 ).
There is a limit of one piece of artwork per person. If your artwork is comprised of 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.
The date and time for delivery and collection of artworks will be published closer to the event.
Please note: artworks will be not be accepted prior to the published delivery date on this page, and must be collected at the end of the exhibition on the specified date and time.
There is over $10,000 worth of prize money to be awarded, in several categories:
- Open Award (Acquisitive): $5,000
- Highly Commended (2 x awards): $750
- Community Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award: $500
- Best City of Bayswater Resident Award: $500
- Best Sculpture Award: $500
- Best Photography Award: $500
- Best Ellis House Member Award: $500
- Best High School Entry (years 7-12): $500
- Best Primary School Entry (Years 1-6): Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)
The exhibition is held at The RISE community centre at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, and runs for two weeks.
All entries must be for sale, as the City of Bayswater Open Award is an acquisitive prize and the winner’s artwork 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.
Winners of the 2019 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Saturday 2 November 2019. The City received 176 entries in 2019 across eleven categories, including a new photography category.
|Category||Winner||Title of artwork|
City of Bayswater Open Award $5000 (Acquisitive)
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|Matthew McAlpine||Department of Land Theft VI|
|Highly Commended||Rosemary Skinner||Robert|
|Highly Commended||Andy Quilty||Dad and Alby |
|Best Sculpture Award||Jane Button||Navigate|
|Best City of Bayswater Resident Award||George Linke||Lady of the Lake|
|Best Bayswater Art Society Member Award||Beauchamp Paine||Exodus|
|Best Ellis House Member Award||Laura Peden||Baigup Wetlands|
|Best Photography||Marnie Richardson||Atlantic Poppy|
|Best City of Bayswater Primary School Entry (Years 1 -6)||Srinika Sambath Kumar||Chasing your star dreams|
|Best High School Entry (Years 7 -12)||Finn McKenna||Strata|
|Runner Up High School Entry (Years 7 -12)||Mia Antenucci||Pieces of Papa|
|Best Bayswater High School Entry (Years 7 -12)||Miriam Lobaugh||Absent Minded|