Perth Royal Art Prize launched at Claremont Showgrounds

Perth Royal Art Prize launched at Claremont Showgrounds

WA’S art competition for landscapes, the $20,000 Perth Royal Art Prize, launched at the Royal Agricultural Society (RASWA) at Claremont Showgrounds this week.

The prize was established to raise the profile of the 1974-created Perth Royal Art Show held at the Wilkinson Gallery in the showgrounds at the Perth Royal Show each year.

RASWA art curator Sandra Murray said all views of the landscape were eligible, but entries had to be two-dimensional, fit a competition size and be by WA-residents.

She said the landscapes could be real or imagined, rural or urban, and of the country or the city, and a high calibre of artists’ entries were anticipated.

The winner of the $20,000 first prize will be able to sell their work, and there will be two highly commended winners each getting $1500.

The pool includes a $1500 art transport voucher and a $500 people’s choice award.

Entries close at 4.30pm on July 28, before winners are announced on September 18.

The show will be held between September 19 and September 30.

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