About Art Prize

About Art Prize


The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a popular and esteemed regional art competition, attracting artists far and wide. This annual event has been running for over 70 years and has become an important occasion in the Western Australian arts calendar. Art Prize provides a wonderful platform for artists to gain public exposure, and opportunities for the community to witness and experience the plethora of arts right here on our doorstep.

The City has committed to building capacity in our local arts community by collaborating with local champions of the arts, and providing skill development workshops across a number of mediums. This is set to attract a very high caliber of entries, and an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and embrace our regional creative industries.
Since 2018, the Goldfields Arts Centre has been the home for the Art Prize exhibition, giving the exhibition more space to grow, and provides opportunities for both local and out of town artists to exhibit their work in the premier arts facility of the Goldfields. 
In 2019, the City made significant changes to Art Prize, including an increased prize pool, skill building initiatives and a focus on producing a contemporary exhibition. As a result of these changes, Art Prize was a huge success with 320 people attending the Awards Night and almost 2,000 people visiting the exhibition. 

Theme for 2020

The City is dedicated to creating a place where people want to call home which is reflected in this years theme “Identity: Individuality in a Modern World”.


Registrations will be opening soon.