Art Award & Exhibition

The As We Are State-wide annual Art Award and Exhibition is 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 2012 Artists are allowed to submit up to two entries in 2012, with all entries submitted the artists’ original works and produced in the 12-month period prior to the entry closing date.

This year’s exhibition is being held at the prestigious Central Park Foyer Gallery (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth).

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 Indigenous Award, Prize $500 (Indigenous entrants only), and the
  • People’s Choice Award, Prize $500 (as voted by the public).

The judges will also award a number of High Commendations certificates.

Entry is a two-part process: firstly, entrants are required to submit a completed entry form[SW1] , and secondly, entrants are required to deliver their art works approximately three weeks later (see dates below).

Click here to download the As We Are 2012 Entry Form

Click here to download the As We Are 2012 Conditions of Entry[SW2]

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 2012 Dates:

Entries forms due: 5.00pm Friday 21st September 2012 (please note, late entries will not be accepted)

Delivery of art work: 10.00am – 12.00pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 (delivery to Blue Gum Community Centre, 33-35 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood WA 6153)

Exhibition opening and award presentation night: 6.00 – 8.00pm, Saturday 20th October 2012 (Central Park Foyer Gallery)

Exhibition opening hours: Sunday 21st October until Friday 2nd November, for the following times:

Sunday: 11.00am- 3.00pm

Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Collection of sold (purchaser) and unsold (artist) art work: 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Central Park Foyer Gallery (152-158 St George’s Terrace, Perth)


 [SW1]Hyperlink to entry form file.

 [SW2]Hyperlinks to files that can be downloaded.