To enter, you will need to complete an online entry form, with an image of your art, by the closing date. Entries are scheduled to open on Monday 6 September, 2021, and close on Friday 8 October, 2021.
Once entries are being accepted to the 2021 Art Awards and Exhibition, the entry form will be published on this page.
The 2021 Art Awards and Exhibition entry fees will be $27.50, or $13 for artists under the age of 18 years old.
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.
Award categories and prize money for the 2021 Art Awards and Exhibition will be published here closer to the event date.
In 2020, there was over $10,000 worth of prize money 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 2020 City of Bayswater Community Art Awards were announced at an exhibition opening at The RISE on Saturday 31 October 2020. The City received a record 425 entries in 2020, with 200 artworks chosen to be exhibited.
|Category||Winner||Title of artwork|
City of Bayswater Open Award $5000 (Acquisitive)
Self-Portrait Pt Peron RSL Recreation Camp
|Damien Goerke||The Deep End|
|Best Sculpture Award||Greg Molloy||Hopper|
|Best City of Bayswater Resident Award||Denise Pepper||Effacing Surface|
|Best Ellis House Member Award||Behzad Alipour||Sir Alvin and Mister Chipmunk|
|Best Photography||Andrea Carter||Schools In|
|Art & Craft World Morley Primary School Award (Years 1 -6)||Adelaide Muller||Beautiful Country|
|Best High School Entry (Years 7 -12)||Surya Hanaf||Blind|
|Community Bank Bayswater People's Choice Award||Jason Deans||Three Hearts|