Entries have opened for the City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards 2016 to young artists 12 - 25 years. The theme for this year is 'Unseen'. Entries close Sunday 31 July.
Young people are invited to enter two dimensional artworks including print, photography, painting and drawing based on this year’s theme. A prize pool of $2,000 will be awarded at the event. There will also be live music, food and giveaways.
This year will mark for the fourth year that the City has held the event, with 102 entries received last year, from places as far afield as Broome. Last year’s winner of the Open Award, Shannon McCulloch, said “It felt great to win the award. It’s always nice when you feel the idea you were trying to communicate has come across in the image without needing to be explained.”
Mayor Max Hipkins said that he was “always impressed with the standard of artwork on display. There are many talented young artists in our community and it is important that we recognise and support them”.
The free event is open to the public and will showcase the artworks of local young people. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place at the exhibition, with an awards ceremony for all categories. The awards will be presented from 5.30 pm in the categories of Open Award, Resident’s Award and People’s Choice.
Entries close Sunday 31 July.