CKB Art Prize 2024

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City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize returns for 2024 with artwork registrations starting on 1 April. CKB Art Prize invites artists from across Australia, aged 16 and up and working in all mediums to submit work 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 Australia.

It is an acquisitive prize exhibition, with artists having the opportunity to win from the $40,000 prize pool of 10 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 Australia wide.

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

Important Dates

Registrations open: Monday 1 April 2024

Registrations close: Sunday 30 June 2024

Awards night: Friday 13 September 2024

Art Prize Exhibition: Saturday 14 September - Friday 18 October 2024

Registrations

Registrations for the 2024 Art Prize open Monday 1 April 2024 and close on 30 June 2024.

Award Categories

Acquisitional Major Prize | $15,000

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Artist | $4,000

First Nations | $3,000

Work on Paper | $3,000

Painting | $3,000

Photography | $3,000

3D Work (Sculpture and Jewellery) | $3,000

Mixed Media & Textile | $3,000

Young Artist | $2,000

People's Choice | $1,000

Artwork 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

Artist Chronicle

130 South St, Beaconsfield

7 August - 2pm to 4pm

Esperance artwork drop off

Shire of Esperance Administration Building

77 Windich Street, Esperance

7 August - 9am to 12pm

Merredin artwork drop off

Merredin Library

22 Coronation Street, Merredin

7 August - 9am to 12pm

Menzies artwork drop off

Shire of Menzies Administration Building

124 Shenton Street, Menzies

7 August - 9am to 12pm

Laverton artwork drop off

Shire of Laverton Offices

9 MacPherson Place, Laverton

7 August - 9am to 12pm

Leonora artwork drop off

Leonora Community Resource Centre

(located inside of the J.G Epis Centre)

60 Tower Street, Leonora

7 August - 9am to 12pm

Kalgoorlie artwork drop off

Goldfields Arts Centre, Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie

10 August - 10am to 2pm

12 August - 10am to 2pm