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City of Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition 2021

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Discover new works from established & emerging WA artists

The City of Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition returns in 2021 with an extraordinary collection of new works by established and emerging Western Australian artists.

Held at City of Stirling Civic Centre Reception Hall from Friday 29 October to Sunday 7 November 2021, the biennial exhibition showcases 160 shortlisted entries in a diverse range of mediums.

The 7 prestigious prizes, including a $7,500 Acquisitive Prize, are awarded by a panel of expert judges; Sandra Murray (Curator - Independent), Dr Paul Uhlmann (Coordinator of Visual Arts in the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University) and Lee Kinsella (Curator - Cruthers Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery).

Over 10 exciting days, Perth art lovers are invited to peruse the displayed paintings, sculptures, drawings, mixed media and digital works - all of which are available for sale to the public.* Artists will receive 100% of their advertised sale price.

Plus, you can help decide the winner of the Westfield People's Choice Award and go in the running to win a $100 Westfield voucher thanks to Westfield Innaloo!

Complementing Art Awards and Exhibition is an exciting Public Program of interactive events and workshops. Highlights include:

Open Studio: The inaugural Open Studio showcases City of Stirling shortlisted artists demonstrating their art practice to the local community in a relaxed open studio setting. The Open Studio will operate from Friday 29 October - Monday 1 November with artists in attendance at varying times between 11.00 - 4.00pm daily.

Tactile Tours guided by DADAA : Community members living with disability and their carers are invited to participate in a free Tactile Tour of a range of art pieces in the Art Awards and Exhibition 2021. The tours are led by experienced DADAA guides on Wednesday 3 November at 10:15am and 11:30. Bookings are essential. Book here for the 10:15am session or here for 11.30am session.

Dardy Digital with Rhy Paddick (youth workshop): Rhys Paddick, Aboriginal Educator and Digital Artist, will be sharing his kaatijin (knowledge) on how he imagines, creates, produces and delivers his art. The workshop will commence from 10.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday 6 November. Bookings are essential - book here.

Local Artist Networking Event including Curator Talk: Local City of Stirling artists will have the opportunity to attend an inaugural free curator floor talk and networking event with other local creatives. Bookings are essential - book here.

Start planning your visit to the City of Stirling Art Awards and Exhibition 2021.

The event will be held from Friday 29 October to Sunday 7 November 2021 at the City of Stirling Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling. Trading hours are 10am-4pm daily.

Find out more at and follow @citystirlingwa on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest.

*All artworks included in the exhibition are available for sale, with the exception of the Acquisitive Award winner, which is automatically acquired into the City of Stirling art collection.

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When: Friday 29 October to Sunday 7 November / Exhibition times: 10.00am to 4.00pm daily
Where: City of Stirling Civic Centre Reception Hall, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling
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