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2019 Art Awards theme

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2019 Theme

Entries are now invited from interested artists representing all of the rich cultural diversity of Western Australia and including emerging, established, young and old.
These awards invite artists to consider the theme "Space". One of the first things you notice about Rockingham is the sense of space. The flat terrain, the calm ocean and massive skies all combine to create space. There is a sense that we can see further, are closer to where the ocean meets the sky, the sky meets the land, the land touches the seas.
We all need space; whether it is to make a space for a home, a space for thought, a space for sharing with family and friends. And space is critical for our wellbeing. Artists are invited to respond to what space means to them.

Awards including acquisitive and non-acquisitive at a total value of $20,000, give people the opportunity to become part of the City’s art collection, show your work to a wider audience and be part of an exhibition across two venues that brings together the skills and imaginations of a large range of artists.

2019 City of Rockingham Art Awards Exhibition

The exhibition will run from Saturday 4 May until Sunday 19 May 2019 at the Gary Holland Community Centre and the Rockingham Arts Centre. Find out more information on how to enter and key dates.


Artists interested in submitting entries for the 2019 City of Rockingham Art Awards are encouraged to come along to a free workshop.

The workshop will be an information evening for anyone considering entering the 2019 City of Rockingham Art Awards. There will be discussions around how to respond to the theme Space, the mechanics of the awards and what to think about in terms of size, materials, presentation and pricing.

The workshop will be facilitated by the curator of the 2019 City of Rockingham Arts Awards, Jude van der Merwe, who has over 30 years visual arts experience.

Date: Monday 10 December 2018
Time: 6.30pm–8pm
Location: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham

Registrations are essential. For more information or to book for this workshop, please email or call 9528 0333.

Gallery 2017/2018