With the postponement of Art Prize in 2020 due to Covid-19, the City is excited to bring the competition back in 2021.
The City is dedicated to creating a place where people want to call home which is reflected in the theme for this year of “Identity: Individuality in a Modern World”.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize is a popular and esteemed regional art competition, attracting artists from far and wide. This annual event has been running for over 30 years and has become an important occasion in the Western Australian arts calendar. Art Prize provides a wonderful platform for artists to gain public exposure, and opportunities for the community to witness and experience the plethora of arts right here on our doorstep.
The City is keen to build capacity in our local arts community and are looking to collaborate with local champions of the arts by providing skill development workshops across a number of mediums. This is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and embrace our regional creative industries.
In 2018, the Goldfields Arts Centre became the home of the Art Prize exhibition, giving the exhibition space to grow, and provides opportunities for both local and out of town artists to exhibit their work in the premier arts facility of the Goldfields.
In 2019, the City made significant changes to Art Prize, including an increased prize pool, skill-building initiatives and a focus on producing a contemporary exhibition. As a result of these changes, Art Prize was a huge success with 320 people attending the Awards Night and almost 2,000 people visiting the exhibition.