FORM and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is proud to present the 2017 Hedland Art Awards in partnership with principal partners BHP, and supporting partners Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara Development Commission, Pilbara Ports Authority and the Port Hedland International Airport. Artists from the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions are 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|
Judges selected for 2017 Hedland Art Awards
The judging panel for this year’s Hedland Art Awards have been announced – read our media release for details. You can have breakfast with our judges on Saturday 7 October and have a special guided walk-through of the exhibition; breakfast is from 9am at the gallery gardens and the walk-through will start at 10am. No RSVP is required – simply turn up and enjoy the morning!
AWARD CATEGORIES AND PRIZES
|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|
|People’s Choice Award||
2017 HEDLAND ART AWARDS PUBLIC PROGRAM
We have released our 2017 Hedland Art Awards public program which includes after dark artist battles, a pinata party, family fun in the sun, studio visits, a painting workshop and a weekend artist camp in Dampier and the Burrup Peninsula. Click the image below to view and download a copy of the program.
Image gallery: 2016 Hedland Art Awards, opening night. Photographs by Bewley Shaylor, courtesy of FORM, 2016.
2017 Hedland Art Awards Sponsors