2019 As We Are Art Award going ahead!

As We Are is very pleased to announce that the 2019 As We Are Art Award will be going ahead this year!  A huge, huge thanks to As We Are community and major supporters LotterywestNulsen Group, My Place and the City of Perth for getting behind this important WA arts initiative and support WA artists who have an intellectual disability.

In regards to relevant dates, we’ll be looking at opening entries early September, with entry forms due Friday 18th October and artworks delivered the morning of Thursday 7th November.  The exhibition will be open for just under two-weeks and is being held again at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.  All previous entrants will be posted an Entry Form and Conditions of Entry early September.


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 2019, artists will be 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.


There will be 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) 
  • Contemporary Art Award
  • Regional Art Award (Regional entrants only)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants only)
  • People’s Choice Award (as voted by the public)

The judges will also award up to ten Certificates of High Commendations for outstanding entries.


Happy creating everyone!


Image: Janine Noonan, ‘Owls on a Branch – Love Hearts’, 2018, acrylic, 110 x 100cm