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The City of Kalamunda is committed to fostering the talents and artistic pursuits of young people in the region. This commitment is supported through the presentation of the Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda.
The aim of the Young Artist Awards is to showcase and celebrate emerging young artists through a professional exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda, connecting the community with up-and-coming young creatives.
The theme of the 2018 Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda is Illuminate - Djoondal Djoomba. This is the same theme as this year’s WA Youth Week.
This theme has a twofold meaning. Illuminate relates to space; time; the future of young people, bringing light to young people, and shining bright, and positive mental health. Djoondal Djoomba was inspired by the 'Carers of Everything' Nyoongar Dreamtime story of country, which is about the star woman and spirits coming from darkness to light.
Please note: The theme is not compulsory, however there is an award for Best Interpretation of Theme. Your work may reflect the theme, or it can be completely inspired by something else.
Main prize of $500 and a total prize pool of $1,500.
||10 - 14
||15 - 25
|Highly Commended (Two awards)
|Emerging Artist Award (Best Overall Piece)
|Best interpretation of theme
If you are aged between 10 and 25 years and live, work, volunteer, study or visit the City of Kalamunda we invite you to submit your art.
Art forms eligible for the Young Artist Awards – Kalamunda include:
- Mixed Media Artwork
How Your Work Must be Presented
All 2D work (drawing, painting, photography, ect) must be framed (or mounted on a board) and ready to hang:
- Its best if your work has a wire or string securely strung across the back
- If you are using a single hook it must be at least 10mm wide at the top
All artwork must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name, phone number and artwork title attached to the back of the work.
Complete the application form
Attach a digital photo of your artwork before submitting it.
Read Competition Guidelines
Applications close: 5pm Friday 3rd August 2018.
Artwork must be:
- Delivered to the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda: Monday 13 August 3pm – 4:30pm or Tuesday 14 August 9am – 11am
- Collected from the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda: Monday 27 August 9am – 11am or 3pm – 4:30pm
The Young Artist Awards will be judged by a panel of three professionals, including a representation from the City of Kalamunda’s Arts Advisory Committee.
The judge’s decision is final, however young people are welcome to request feedback from the judges about their work.
Awards Announcement & Exhibition Opening Night
The Young Artist Awards Exhibition Opening Night will take place from 6pm – 8pm on Friday 17 August at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda.
This is a free event and all applicants, family, friends and other supporters are invited to this celebration of young artists. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. There will also be live music courtesy of the talented senior band from Focus Music.
* Please note, as this is an all-ages event, the exhibition opening night will be alcohol free.
Contact Youth Services:
Phone: (08) 9257 9968
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