City of Busselton Art Award 2020

Published on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 10:56:00 AM

Entries are now open for the highly anticipated 2020 City of Busselton Art Award!

First prize is $10,000 and a solo exhibition in the ArtGeo Gallery, past winners include Kay Gibson, Lee Harrop and Marina Troitsky to name a few. Prizes are also awarded for Emerging Artist, Highly Commended and People’s Choice which is chosen by visitors to the gallery voting for their favourite piece.
John Reid, ArtGeo Coordinator, said this year would see the introduction of an exciting new format.

“While we are continuing the successful model from the past, for the first time the City has chosen to extend the show into the entire ArtGeo Cultural Complex,” John said.

“The juried Art Award will be shown in the ArtGeo Gallery while an additional Showcase of Skills will be exhibited in the Old Courthouse. This extended show will enable artists and visitors to more fully appreciate the depth of talent from Western Australian artists,” he said.

Sharon Williams, ArtGeo Gallery Curator, said everyone is invited to join the artists at a free celebratory event in the Cultural Precinct on Friday 4 December from 6pm to hear the exciting award announcements.
“Now in its thirteenth year, the art award was established in 2008 when the ArtGeo Gallery opened in the heritage listed building originally built for the Agricultural Bank of WA in 1931,” Sharon said.

The City of Busselton Art Award is open to all artists residing in Western Australia working in any medium or subject, nominations close at 4pm Friday 16 October.

To enter visit www.artgeo.com.au

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with Key Goal Area 2 in the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (Review 2019): Places and Spaces that are vibrant, attractive and affordable.

Media enquiries can be directed to meredith.dixon@busselton.wa.gov.au

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