City invites submissions for 2023 Community Art Awards

Entries close on Friday 6 October for the 2023 Community Art Awards.

City invites submissions for 2023 Community Art Awards
Sep 01 2023

Emerging and established artists are invited to submit their artwork into the City’s 2023 Community Art Awards for the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in prize money and have their work on sale to the public.

From Monday 4 September to Friday 6 October, artists can submit their watercolours, resin art, sculpture, photography, mixed media artwork and more across 10 categories including the Whadjuk Award, which returns in 2023 after being introduced by Council last year.

Successful entries will be displayed in a free community exhibition at The RISE in Maylands daily from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 4 to Saturday 18 November. Winners will be announced at a special awards night on Friday 3 November.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to purchase their favourite artwork and vote for the Bendigo Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award to go in the draw to win a $50 voucher.

For the first time, the City will host tours of the exhibition, guided by returning curator Leo Flavel, where art enthusiasts and collectors will have the opportunity to hear from one of this year’s award winners.

The Community Art Awards and Art Enthusiast Curator Tours form part of the City’s Flourish Community Arts Festival from Sunday 1 October to 30 November. To discover the full program of events, visit

For more information on the Art Awards and to submit your entry, visit the City’s Community Art Awards webpage.

Community Art Awards 2023 Prizes and Categories

Open Award (Acquisitive)

Whadjuk Award (Acquisitive)

Bendigo Bank Bayswater People’s Choice Award

Highly Commended (x2)
$750 and a $300 Studio 281 Framing Voucher

Sculpture Award

Morley Camera House Photography Award

City of Bayswater Resident Award

Ellis House Member Award

High School Award
Framing voucher and art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)

Primary School Award
Art supply prize pack (supplied by Art & Craft World Morley)

Art Enthusiast Curator Tours
The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
Sunday 5 November, 11am – 12pm
Thursday 9 November, 6 – 7pm
$30 per person
Bookings essential.
To book, visit

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