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Emerge Youth Art Awards

Emerge is an annual art exhibition held in the City of Nedlands that is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2017. A record number 169 people have entered the event this year which is a large increase from the 127 people who participated last year.

There will be an art exhibition and award ceremony held on the 19th of August from 2pm to 6pm at the John Leckie Pavilion which is located on the corner of Melvista Avenue and Stone Road in Nedlands. Admission will be free.

There will be artwork on display from people aged 12 to 25 and live music, food and giveaways. A prize pool totaling $2,000 will be awarded in the following categories:

Resident's Award First Prize - $500

Resident's Award Commendation - $250

Open Award First Prize - $500

Open Award Commendation - $250

People's Choice Award First Prize - $500

In an article for Nedlands Major Max Hipkins expressed his enthusiasm for Emerge and praised the can-do attitude and eagerness of all of the young people who have chosen to get involved.

On the judging panel this year there will be veteran artist of over 20 years Eva Fernandez, Dan Gladden and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Acting Education Program Curator Caroline Forsberg. Singer-songwriter Izzy Hollingdale and WAAPA music student Grace Armstrong and singer, guitarist and harmonica player Lachy John will be there to perform live music.

What great talent will the City of Nedlands discover this year?
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Why? Supporting emerging young artists
When: Saturday 19 August 2pm to 6pm
Phone: City of Nedlands (08) 9273 3500
Where: John Leckie Pavilion, cnr of corner of Melvista Avenue and Stone Road, Nedlands
Cost: Free
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