Art Prize

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The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s prestigious regional art exhibition, Art Prize, is returning for 2023 with artwork registrations opening on 1 March with an Open Theme.

The annual Art Prize is an acquisitive visual arts exhibition, displaying work from multiple media. The artwork on display is created by local Kalgoorlie-Boulder artists as well as artists from across the Goldfields and Western Australia.  

It is an acquisitive prize exhibition, with artists having the opportunity to win from the $36,000 prize pool of 12 categories.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a growing reputation for being a hub for regional arts and culture, influenced by a rich industrial heritage and diverse community. The Art Prize provides an opportunity to celebrate this artistic vibrancy and creativity within the local community and beyond.  

This annual Art Prize has been running for over 30 years and has become an important occasion in the Western Australian arts calendar. Since 2018, the Goldfields Arts Centre has been the home of the Art Prize exhibition, allowing the exhibition space to grow, providing opportunities for artists to exhibit their work in a premier arts facility of the Goldfields.

Since its inception, the City has made significant improvements to the annual Art Prize, including an increased prize pool, skill-building initiatives, and a focus on producing a contemporary exhibition which attracts artwork submissions state-wide.

 As a result of these changes, the Art Prize has seen much success over the years, with 300 people attending the awards evening, and almost 2,000 people visiting the exhibition every year.

Important Dates

Registrations open: Wednesday 1 March 2023

Registrations close: Friday 30 June 2023

Awards evening: Friday 15 September 2023

Exhibition: Saturday 16 Sept - Friday 20 Oct 2023


Registrations for the 2023 Art Prize have closed.

Award Categories


Acquisitional Major Prize


First Nations Art Award

Eligible artists must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.


Best Artwork by a Kalgoorlie-Boulder Resident

Eligible artists must currently reside in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.


Emerging Young Artist Award

Eligible artists must be aged 12 to 18 years.


Emerging Artist Award

Eligible artists must be aged 19 to 25 years.


Best Painting


Best Photography


Best 3D Works

Sculpture and Jewellery.


Best Mixed Media & Textile

Installation, Multi-Media, Video Works, Digital Art, Upcycled.


Golden Hands Award


People’s Choice Award

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Art Work Drop Offs

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has arranged pick-up points at the below-mentioned locations.

Please ensure you adhere to the schedule as late entries will not be freighted.

Perth artwork drop off deadline
Artist Chronicle
130 South St, Beaconsfield
9 August - 2pm to 4pm

Esperance artwork drop off deadline
Shire of Esperance Administration Building
77 Windich Street, Esperance
9 August - 9am to 12pm

Merredin artwork drop off deadline
Merredin Library
22 Coronation Street, Merredin
9 August - 9am to 12pm

Menzies artwork drop off deadline
Shire of Menzies Administration Building
124 Shenton Street, Menzies
9 August - 9am to 12pm

Laverton artwork drop off deadline
Shire of Laverton Offices
9 MacPherson Place, Laverton
9 August - 9am to 12pm

Leonora artwork drop off deadline
Leonora Community Resource Centre
(located inside of the J.G Epis Centre)
60 Tower Street, Leonora
9 August - 9am to 12pm

Kalgoorlie artwork drop off
Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie
12 August - 10am to 2pm
14 August - 10am to 2pm