2017 AS WE ARE ART AWARD
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 2017, 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.
Entries for the 2017 As We Are Art Award are now open. 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).
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)
- Corporate Art Award
- Jabula Farm Regional Art Award (Regional entrants only)
- 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 2017 Dates:
Entries forms due: 5pm, 7th July 2017 (please note, late entries will not be accepted)
Delivery of artwork: 10am – 12pm Friday 28th of July 2017 (delivery to the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park)
Exhibition opening and award presentation night: 6 – 8pm, Saturday 5th August 2017, Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)
Exhibition opening hours: Monday 7th of August to Friday 18th of August 2017. Monday to Saturday 10 – 4pm. Closed Sunday.
Collection of sold (purchaser) and unsold (artist) artwork: 4pm – 6pm, Friday 18th August 2017, Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)