Community Art Competition & Exhibition 2018

This year’s competition will be awarding schools and their students a share in $6,700.

Supporting the local community in Ashfield and surrounding areas, Wests Ashfield is once again encouraging budding talent within our local Primary and Secondary schools by offering students and their schools the chance to exhibit their works and win some fantastic prizes.

This year, the chosen theme is:  “Infrastructure in the Inner West”!

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas

There are two general types of ways to view infrastructure, hard or soft.

  1. Hard infrastructure refers to the physical networks necessary for the functioning of a modern industry. This includes roads, bridges, railways, etc.
  2. Soft infrastructure refers to all the institutions that maintain the economic, health, social, and cultural standards of a country. This includes educational programs, parks and recreational facilities, law enforcement agencies, and emergency services.

Works are to be submitted by 5pm Tuesday 3rd July.

The Wests Ashfield Exhibition, Pop up Gallery will be opened from 23 July to 31 August 2018.

The official presentation and awards will take place on Tuesday 28 August from 1.00 at the Club.

The exhibition will be located in the Clubs’ main reception, on show for the larger community to admire and to cast their vote on their favourite piece which will determine the winners of the People’s Choice Award.

We are honoured again to have on board in this year’s judging panel, special guest Geoff Harvey, Artist & Sculpture.

Born in Sydney in 1954 Geoffrey Harvey studied at National Art School, Alexander Mackie College and the City Art Institute. A painter, sculptor and printmaker he has exhibited widely and is represented in several state and regional collections.

Of critical importance is the relationship between the artwork and the accompanying artist’s statement. This should make explicit the ways in which the work responds to the theme.  Teachers are asked to emphasis with their students the importance of a clear and explicit link between the artist’s statement and the submitted work. Where possible, teachers are asked to encourage participation in the Community Art Competition by devoting some class time opportunities for students to dedicate some time for works for the exhibition.

Please note: Existing works are welcomed.

This year’s competition will be awarding schools and their students a share in $6,700.

The awards consist of a combination of: student Art supplies, Vouchers, Contemporary Art Museum memberships and cash.

The categories for prizes are in line with the school stages:

There will be a winner and a runner up in each stage plus a People’s Choice Award for both primary and secondary schools.

Primary: 1, 2 & 3

Secondary: 4, 5 & 6

Primary School Categories & Prizes

Category
Student
School
Stage 1 Runner up Art pack $100
Stage 1 Winner Art pack | $60 Voucher $200
Stage 2 Runner up Art pack $100
Stage 2 Winner Art pack | $60 Voucher $200
Stage 3 Runner up Art pack $100
Stage 3 Winner Art pack | $60 Voucher $200
Peoples Choice $350 $500

Secondary School Categories & Prizes

Category
Student
School
Stage 4 Runner up MCA Membership $250
Stage 4 Winner MCA Membership | $120 Voucher $500
Stage 5 Runner up MCA Membership $250
Stage 5 Winner MCA Membership | $120 Voucher $500
Stage 6 Runner up MCA Membership $250
Stage 6 Winner MCA Membership | $120 Voucher $500
Peoples Choice $500 $1,000
*MCA = Museum of Contemporary Art

The Exhibition

The exhibition is being held at the main Reception area of Wests Ashfield and formally opens on Monday 23 July 2018 at 6:00pm through to Friday 31 August.

Peoples Choice voting opens Monday 23 July and closes Friday 24 August 5pm. 

During opening times is the opportunity for the local community to cast their vote on their favourite piece within the exhibition. To be able to cast a vote you simply have to be a member of Wests Ashfield. Voting is limited to 1 vote per member per day. The highest amount of votes in each category will determine the winners of the “People’s Choice”award.

If you require any further information on the competition please contact:

Lina Pruscino E: Lina.pruscino@westsashfield.com.au  T: 02 8752 2004