The Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is proud to present the 10th anniversary of the Hedland Art Awards in partnership with principal partners BHP, and supporting partners Pilbara Development Commission and Town of Port Hedland. We invite all artists from the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions to be in the running for over $100,000 in prizes.

The Hedland Art Awards is one of the most prestigious awards in Western Australia, providing regional artists exposure to a national audience and giving new and upcoming artists opportunities to develop their work.

2017 Hedland Art Awards key dates

Entries open Thursday 13 July 2017
Entry forms due Friday 25 August 2017
Artwork submissions due Friday 16 September 2017
Preselection process Monday 18 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Awards presentation and opening night Friday 6 October 2017



Entries for this year’s award open on Thursday 13 July 2017 and close on Friday 25 August 2017, with judging and awards presentation on Friday 6 October 2017 at the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. For more information on entry requirements and key dates please download a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions and hanging guide.

A full list of terms and conditions is provided on the 2017 Hedland Art Awards application form. This will need to be completed and signed, along with any additional forms (eg Statement by Supplier), and returned via email, mail or in person to our Regional Curator Kate Mullen at or to Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, 16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland, WA 6721.

Award Category Cash prize
Most Outstanding Work $30,000
Best Work by an Indigenous Artist $20,000
Best Work by a non-Indigenous Artist $20,000
Kathy Donnelly Award $10,000
Best Work in a Medium other than Painting $8,000
Best Sculptural Work $8,000
Youth Award (under 25) $2,500
Encouragement Award $2,000
People’s Choice Award $1,000


Image gallery: 2016 Hedland Art Awards, opening night. Photographs by Bewley Shaylor, courtesy of FORM, 2016.