DAMPIER Art Awards
For all information on entries, payment options and important dates
Artists please read the information booklet attached below
All attached forms are PDF fillable
They can be completed, saved and submitted via email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries open now until 15th March
Awards ceremony 22nd March (By invite only)
Free Exhibition open to the public Saturday 23rd til Tuesday 26th March @ Dampier Community Hall
Winners exhibition Wednesday 27th til Tuesday 7th May @ Community Hub Foyer
The Dampier Art Awards made their debut in 2010 with enthusiastic support from the local community keen to showcase the talents within our town. Each Awards have a different overall theme: ‘Colour My Life’ in 2014; ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ in 2015; ‘Ancient Land, Changing Town’ in 2016; and ‘Under the Sun’ in 2018, with artists drawing inspiration from the rich outdoor lifestyle in the Pilbara, depicting the local views on culture, our identity and our nationhood through visual works that challenged and captivated their audience.
This year the Dampier Art Awards theme is ‘Red Hot Town’, inspired by the theme of the Dampier Community Association’s 50 year anniversary celebrations during 2018. This theme explores the question ‘What does Red Hot Town mean to you?’ Is it simply the sun, the red dirt and the dust? Or is it the passion of the people, the colours of the sunset, the power of the industry, the rich ochre of the rocks, or the boldness of the landscape? We hope artists will be inspired to portray their vision of life in their Red Hot Town when creating pieces for submission to this Awards category.
Proudly managed by the Dampier Community Association (DCA), with the help of our community members, the Dampier Art Awards are an important grass roots cultural event, and a popular annual fixture on the local calendar.
The Dampier Art Awards are open to adults, and youth aged between 14-18, living within the City of Karratha.