Entries for the 2015 As We Are Art Award are now open!
The As We Are Art Award is a state-wide annual art award and exhibition open to all Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability (aged 18+). Artists are invited to submit one entry in any art medium, though works are limited in size and weight: 1m x 1m and up to 5kg for two-dimensional works, and 0.5m3 and up to 10kg for three-dimensional works. All entries submitted must be the artists’ original works and produced in the 12-month period prior to the entry closing date.
Entry is a two-part process: firstly, entrants are required to submit a completed entry form , and secondly, entrants are required to deliver their artworks approximately three weeks later (see ‘Key Dates’ section below).
This year’s exhibition is being held at the prestigious Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth). Click here to download a copy of the exhibition poster.
There are six art award categories and respective prizes, with all entries judged by a professional, independent judging panel:
- Rosalind Lewis Award, Prize $500
- David Guhl Award for Artistic Excellence, Prize $500
- Stephen Delower Memorial 3D Award, Prize $500 (3D entries only)
- Aurenda Art Award, Prize $500
- Nulsen Reconciliation Action Plan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award, Prize $500 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants only), and the
- People’s Choice Award, Prize $500 (as voted by the public).
The judges will also award a number of Certificate of High Commendations.
All participating artists and their support network are invited and highly encouraged to attend the exhibition opening and award presentation night. This is a fun and celebratory evening, with music, drinks and nibbles and a good time is had by all. Many of the art works sold occurs on the opening night, and buyers along with the general public really enjoy the opportunity of meeting with the artists.
Key 2015 Dates:
Entry forms due: 5.00pm Friday 4th September 2015 (please note incomplete and late entry forms will not be accepted)
Delivery of art work: 10.00am – 12.00pm Friday 25th September 2015 (delivery to the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park)
Exhibition opening and award presentation night: 5.00 – 7.00pm, Sunday 4th October 2015 (Central Park Building Foyer)
Exhibition opening hours: Monday 5th until Friday 16th October 2015, for the following times:
Sunday: 11.00am- 3.00pm
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Collection of sold (purchaser) and unsold (artist) artwork: 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Friday 16th October 2015, Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)