New Juniper prize for Darlington Arts Festival


Aerial picture courtesy of Skyworks WA of last year’s Darlington Arts Festival.
New Juniper prize for Darlington Arts Festival
Aerial picture courtesy of Skyworks WA of last year’s Darlington Arts Festival.

ONE of Perth’s most established community festivals is shaping up to be another memorable weekend of art, film and free family entertainment.

A traditional highlight of the Darlington Arts Festival is the exhibition of more than 120 artworks on display inside Darlington Hall.

The art show will include works by leading local artists, youth and juniors, along with the inaugural winner of the $10,000 Robert Juniper prize supported by the late artist’s family.

More than 50 landscape paintings, with many from established artists, are among the entries to honour the WA ‘statesman of art’, who lived in Darlington for many years with his wife Trish.

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Darlington Arts Festival president Peter Nicholls said prizewinners would be announced on the eve of the festival.

Along with some new artisan stalls to visit on the oval, there will be art workshops for adults and children, short film screenings, live music and non-stop performances.