The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is inviting all artists to register for the 2019 Art Prize, with registrations opening on Monday 1 July 2019.
The annual acquisitive Art Prize offers more than $37,000 of prize money, including $20,000 cash for the overall winner, plus the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in the Goldfields Arts Centre gallery.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker announced this year’s theme would be “A Place to Call Home”
“This theme really lends itself to a myriad of concepts, such as beginnings, ancestry, origins, belonging and identity. Artists can tailor this to any medium and we encourage people to draw inspiration from what ‘home’ means to them,” he said.
“One of the key visions of the City is to be a place people will call home; and this year’s Art Prize will be a great way to visually celebrate this.
“The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a great opportunity to recognise, celebrate and embrace our creative industries. Last year’s move to the Goldfields Arts Centre proved to be a success, and we are looking to build on that, and really showcase the Goldfields Arts Centre as the City’s premiere Arts facility.”
Registrations are encouraged across a range of mediums including sculpture, jewellery, upcycled art, photography and painting to ensure a vibrant curation at the Goldfields Arts Centre for those attending the extended month-long exhibition.
The City will further support local artists by offering a number of workshops on different art techniques, starting with a felting class at Fossick and Co on Sunday 7 July.
An esteemed panel of judges from across Western Australia will visit Kalgoorlie-Boulder in September to judge all entries and the winners will be announced at the invitation only Art Prize Awards night on 20 September 2019.
Registrations open online from 9am, 1 July 2019 at www.ckb.wa.gov.au/artprize
. Registrations close on 12 August 2019 and local artists have until 2 September 2019 to drop off their artwork to the Goldfields Arts Centre.