The Art Awards are held in November each year.
Exact dates will be released when entries open each year.
Entries open in mid-August each year. The date will be advertised on this page closer to the date.
Entries close at the end of September each year. The date will be advertised on this page closer to this time.
To enter, you will need to:
Complete an entry form (available here when entries open)
Write an artist's statement about your artwork
Submit both of the above, along with the $25 entry fee, to the City of Bayswater by the closing date.
Yes. The fee is $25 and is payable when you submit your entry form and artist's statement.
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 on the entry form (which will be uploaded to this page in August).
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:
- City of Bayswater Open Award - $5,000 (acquisitive)
- Highly Commended- $750 (3 x awards)
- Best High School Entry (Years 7-12) - $500
- Runner-up High School Entry (Years 7-12) - $250
- Best Sculpture Award - $500
- Best City of Bayswater Resident Award - $500
- Best Bayswater Art Society Member Award - $500
- Best Ellis House Member Award - $500.
The exhibition is held at The RISE community centre at 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands, and runs for 2 to 3 weeks. Exhibition times will be published on this page closer to the date.
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.