About Art Prize

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a popular and esteemed regional art competition, attracting artists from far and wide. This annual event has been running for over 30 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.

In 2018, the Goldfields Arts Centre became the home of the Art Prize exhibition, giving the exhibition 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.

Since this time, 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 is a huge success with over 300 people attending the Awards Night and almost 2,000 people visiting the exhibition every year.

2022 Art Prize

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s esteemed regional art competition, Art Prize, is back for another round in 2022 and the theme this year is…no theme!

After significant consultation with community art groups, artists, and creative professionals in Kalgoorlie-Boulder the consensus was to trial a year whereby there is no dedicated theme for the competition.

Feedback confirmed that by doing so, the completion would attract more artists to enter the competition and provide increased time for artists to plan and create their works.

Important Dates

Registrations open: Tuesday 1 March 22

Registrations close: Thursday 30 June 22

Awards evening: Friday 16 Sept 22

Exhibition: Saturday 17 Sept - Friday 21 Oct 22


Registrations are now 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 Works on Paper

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

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
10 August - 2pm to 4pm

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

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

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

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

Leonora artwork drop off deadline
Shire of Leonora Offices
Lot 16, Tower Street, Leonora
10 August - 9am to 12pm 

Kalgoorlie artwork drop off
Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie
12 August - 10am to 3pm
13 August - 10am to 2pm