2020 As We Are Art Award – Entries 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 2020, 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.


For the third year running, the 2020 exhibition is being held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, in their Level 2 Main Foyer.


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).


Click here to download a copy of the Entry Form as well as the Conditions of Entry.


In 2020 there will be seven art award categories, each with a respective cash prize of $500, with all entries judged by a professional, independent visual arts panel:


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrants only)
  • Contemporary Art Award
  • David Guhl Award for Artistic Excellence
  • Regional Art Award (Regional entrants only)
  • Rosalind Lewis Award
  • Stephen Delower Memorial 3D Award (3D entries 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.


The 2020 As We Are Art Award is proudly supported by:


Principal Partners: Nulsen Group and My Place


Major Partners: Activ and City of Perth


Award Sponsors: Department of Communities, Tunbridge Gallery, Succession Matters, Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, Melo Velo and the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC.


Key 2020 Dates:


Entry Forms: 5pm Friday 9th October 2020.  Please note incomplete and late entry forms will not be accepted.


Delivery of Artwork: 10am-12pm, Wednesday 4th November 2020, Level 2 Main Foyer, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth.


Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation Evening: To be confirmed


Exhibition Opening Hours: 9am-5pm daily, (staffed 10am-4pm), Sunday 8th to Sunday 22nd November 2020.


Collection of Sold (purchaser) and Unsold (artist) Artwork?: 4-6pm Sunday 22nd November OR 10am-12pm Monday 23rd November 2020, Level 2 Main Foyer, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth.

Image: David Guhl, ‘Wildflower Study’ (detail), acrylic on canvas, 54 x 54 cm