Minnawarra Art Awards

Minnawarra Art Awards

The new and improved Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists, a number of which we are proud to say are local to the Armadale district! This year sees an increased prize pool and more targeted art awards to ensure this professionally curated exhibition provides viewers with a powerful show of high calibre and diverse artworks.

As the centrepiece of the Armadale Arts Festival, the Art Awards offers an exciting public program including floor talks, Positive Ageing High Teas and Music in the Hall ensuring that it’s not just the arts lovers that are able to revel in this creative visual feast!

City of Armadale Art Award, $12,000
This award signifies the most outstanding artwork of the exhibition and the successful work will be acquired into the City of Armadale Art Collection.

Local Artist Award, $3000
This award celebrates the incredible talent that resides within the Armadale District and acknowledges an outstanding artwork by a local artist. Once again, the successful work will be acquired into the City of Armadale Art Collection.

Aboriginal Artist Award, $3000
This award celebrates the heritage and importance of the Aboriginal culture and the need to acknowledge and share these works. An outstanding artwork by an Aboriginal artist will also be acquired into the City of Armadale Art Collection.

Gerry Gauntlett Award, $5000
Established in 2009, the Gerry Gauntlett Award pays tribute to the significant role played in the redevelopment of Armadale by the late Mr Gauntlett as the inaugural Chair of the Armadale Redevelopment Authority (ARA).

Gerry Gauntlett was instrumental in the growth and development of Armadale. Appointed the inaugural Chairman of the ARA in 2002, he introduced social inclusion into many of the ARA policies resulting in  positive commercial outcomes and major redevelopment. The growth and development we see here in Armadale today started with the result of Gerry’s work at the ARA. Gerry also had a deep and abiding interest in heritage matters and was a member of the Heritage Council for 15 years.

Gerry’s strong social conscience had directed the ARA which was set up by former planning and infrastructure minister Alannah MacTiernan. “I was looking for someone who had connections with the big end of town and had  the social conscience to put a place like Armadale on the map and had the social agenda to boost the quality of life, “Ms MacTiernan said. “He was the perfect person for the job, commercially savvy and with a great compassion and interest that transcended making money.”
Excerpt from The West Obituaries (8 October 2008) 

Photo: Gerry Gauntlett and Alannah MacTiernan at the Champion Lakes Rowing Centre, 6 May 2015
Photo: Gerry Gauntlett and Alannah MacTiernan at the Champion Lakes Rowing Centre, 6 May 2015

Highly Commended, $2000
The Highly Commended award acknowledges an outstanding artwork from the exhibition.

The judging panel will select the awards based on the artwork’s physical presentation of conceptual significance and creative inspiration. 

To enter this year’s Minnawarra Art Awards click here

To keep up to date on this year’s event, click here to go through to the Minnawarra Art Awards Facebook event page.

We are pleased to announce the following artists will be exhibiting in the 2018 Minnawarra Art Awards: 

· Linda Banazis
· Debbie Banks
· Jeremy Blank
· Godfrey Blow
· Leanne Bray
· Richard Burkitt
· Geoff Burrell
· Mikaela Castledine
· Sue Codee
· Penny Coss
· Shelley Cowper
· Ben Crappsley · Andrew Davoll
· Eva Fernandez
· Michael Francas
· Leon Holmes
· Chris Hyland
· Paul Kaptein
· King Toogarr
· William Lathbury
· Vania Lawson
· Sue Leeming
· Adam Logie
· Nick Mahony · Amanda Marsh
· Shona McGregor
· Alan Muller
· Kimberley Pace
· Jean & June Pastore
· Lori Pensini
· Dallas Perry
· Annette Peterson
· Myriam Quinn
· Karen Rickman
· Susan Roux
· Jennifer Sadler · Colin Story
· Lorraine Sutherland
· Sergio Tampalini
· Sioux Tempestt
· Monique Tippett
· Lydia Trethewey
· Kate Webb
· Danny Webster
· Catharina Willey
· Greg Woodward

Key Information

Artist Entries Close 
Monday 15 March 2021, noon

Delivery of Artwork
Should your work be selected, all arrangements related to delivery and collection of artwork are the responsibility of the artist. Artworks to be delivered on Tuesday 27 April 2021, 4 to 6pm. Please ensure artwork is delivered on time.

Collection of Unsold Artwork
Artwork must be collected on either Sunday 16 May 2021, 4 to 7pm, or Monday 17 May 2021, 9am to noon.
The artist or their agent must produce an official receipt or photo ID in order to collect unsold artworks. An agent will also require written approval from the artist.
Facilities are not available to store and secure unsold work at the City of Armadale. The City of Armadale holds no responsibility taken for the safety and security of artwork after the completion of the exhibition. 

1 – 16 May 2021, 11am to 4pm

Armadale District Hall 

Ron Nyisztor 

Dr Bruce Slatter, Lee Kinsella and Ron Bradfield Jnr

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