Entries for the 2016 As We Are Art Award are now open!
The annual As We Are Art Award is a state-wide art award and exhibition open to all Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability (aged 18+). Entries can be 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. In 2016, artists are invited to submit one entry, with all entries submitted 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 seven art award categories, each with a respective cash prize of $500, with all entries judged by a professional, independent judging panel:
- Rosalind Lewis Award
- David Guhl Award for Artistic Excellence
- Stephen Delower Memorial 3D Award (3D entries only)
- Aurenda Art Award
- Jabula Farm Regional Art Award (Regional entrants only)
- Replants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants only), and the
- Victoria Park Centre for the Arts People’s Choice Award (as voted by the public).
The judges will also award a number of Certificate of High Commendations for outstanding entries.
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 artworks sold occurs on the opening night, and buyers along with the general public really enjoy the opportunity of meeting with the artists.
Key 2016 Dates:
Entries forms due: 5pm, Wednesday 31st August 2016 (please note, late entries will not be accepted)
Delivery of artwork: 10am – 12pm Friday 16th September 2016 (delivery to the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park)
Exhibition opening and award presentation night: 6 – 8pm, Saturday 24th September 2016, Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)
Exhibition opening hours: Sunday 25th September until Friday 7th October 2016, for the following times: Sunday: 11am – 3pm; Monday to Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Collection of sold (purchaser) and unsold (artist) artwork: 4pm – 6pm, Friday 7th October 2016, Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)