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2018 Perth Royal Art Prize Entries Now Open!

The 2018 Perth Royal Art Prize, with a prize pool of $23,500, is now open! Both regional and metropolitan Western Australian artists are encouraged to submit their works, based on the theme of landscape.

Established in 1974, The Perth Royal Art Prize was born with the intention to promote WA artists, enabling them broader exposure to the public.

Art Curator Sandra Murray was noted as saying; “The Perth Royal Art Prize offers a new opportunity for artists, as it is the only art prize in the State dedicated to landscape. The exhibition itself is an important and unique survey of contemporary Western Australian landscape art, which supports the work of Western Australian artists.”

With the new prize pool announced for the 2017 competition, the Perth Royal Art Prize saw a significant rise in entries. All finalists can sell their work, establish new industry contacts and engage with the Western Australian community through the exhibition.

The prize is open to both emerging and established artists, with a fresh emphasis on the newly created Salon des Refuses.

"In response to the large number of works entered in the 2017 Art Prize, we have decided to expand the parameters of the Prize by offering a Salon des Refuses. Selected artworks which are not chosen for the official exhibition will be presented in a new separate display. This greatly increases the opportunity to exhibit artwork at the 2018 Perth Royal Show”, stated Ms Murray.

The winner of the Perth Royal Art Prize will be announced on Monday 17 th September 2018. There is also a People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public, and two Highly Commended Prizes. Entries close: 6 July 2018

Art Prize details:

  • First Prize: $20,000 (Non-acquisitive)
  • Highly Commended (Two Prizes) – Each Prize: $1500 Domestic Transport Art Voucher Sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics
  • People’s Choice Award: $500 Sponsored by White Frame

The Perth Royal Art Prize Exhibition will be open for public viewing from 18th to 20 th September from 6pm to 8pm (admission free), and during the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show, Saturday 22 to Saturday 30 September 2017 from 9am to 8pm. General Show admission prizes apply during the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show.



Tuesday 10 April, 2018
Friday 6 July, 2018
Claremont Showground
Venue Address
Claremont Showground 1 Graylands Road Claremont

Western Australia, Perth

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