Immerse yourself in community art

Immerse yourself in community art

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The 2023 Overall Acquisitive Prize winner Tatiana Amaral with her piece The Dark Gold.

Explore the City of Gosnells through the eyes of local artists, as part of the Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards this month.

The exhibition from Saturday to Sunday May 26 is at the Lyal Richardson Hall in Gosnells.

Deputy Mayor Adam Hort said the exhibition would showcase 132 entries, including more than 20 entries by young artists and 55 by local artists.

“The artworks on display in the City of Gosnells Community Art Exhibition and Awards are always varied and interesting, making this exhibition a highlight in the local arts scene,” he said.

“With 10 different categories and a total prize pool of $10,000, including a $5000 Overall Acquisitive Award, the exhibition showcases the depth of artistic talent in the community.”

The exhibition is sponsored by Bendigo Bank Canning Vale.

Visitors to the Exhibition have until Sunday May 26 to vote for their favourite artwork – the artwork with the most votes will be awarded the Bendigo Bank Canning Vale People’s Choice Award.

This year, the City is presenting two events in the Gosnells Town Square to accompany the exhibition and awards.

“Community members can get hands on and help create a large ephemeral artwork from natural materials with an outdoor installation called ‘One with Nature’ from 1 to 4pm on Sunday May 26,” Cr Hort said.

“On Sunday May 19 from 12pm to 5pm we have Pop-up Art Markets, where you can browse stalls featuring homemade items by more than 20 local artists and artisans.”

Tickets are booked out for contemporary Ballardong artist Rohin Kickett’s artist talk at LAA on Thursday May 23.

Visit gosnells.wa.gov.au for exhibition and event details