FORM and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is proud to present the 2018 Hedland Art Awards in partnership with principal partner BHP, and major partners, Town of Port Hedland, Pilbara Development Commission, and Pilbara Ports Authority. 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 richest and most prestigious non-acquisitive regional art awards in Australia, providing exhibitors with exposure to a national audience, and giving new and upcoming artists opportunities to develop and showcase their work.

Submissions for this year’s awards have now closed.

Finalists will be announced following a preselection process by a qualified panel between October 1 -3.


Entries open: Saturday 23 June, 2018

Entry forms due: Friday 31 August, 2018

Artwork submissions due: Friday 28 September, 2018

Preselection process: Monday 1 – Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Awards presentation and opening night: Friday 12 October, 2018


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

Application forms and information for exhibitors:

2018 Hedland Art Award Sponsors