Competitons / Royal art prize

FINALISTS COMPETE FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S TOP ART PRIZE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 
Jordan Andreotta, Beacon of Light 2024, oil paint on board, courtesy the artist

 

19 June 2024 A field of 57 artworks by 60 of Western Australia’s finest artists has been shortlisted for the Perth Royal Art Prize for Landscape with a prize pool of $24,500. This prestigious competition continues to highlight the exceptional talent within the state, with a selection of artists from 50 different areas across WA from Broome to Bicton, shortlisted for the 2024 accolades.

The prize, established by the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) in 1974, has grown in prominence and serves as a significant platform for both emerging and established artists. The first prize is a substantial $20,000 and remains non-acquisitive, providing the winning artist the opportunity to sell their work at the exhibition.

RASWA Chief Executive Officer Robyn Sermon expressed her excitement about the breadth and quality of submissions for the 2024 competition. “We are thrilled to witness such a remarkable array of high-caliber artworks this year,” she said. “The diversity of perspectives presented through this competition enriches our cultural tapestry and offers a fabulous reflection of our state’s artistic talent.”

 Perth Royal Art Prize Curator Sandra Murray commended the finalists for their innovative interpretations of the landscape theme. “The selection panel were impressed by the artworks submitted and I look forward to presenting an outstanding exhibition of the finalists’ works,” she noted.

The 2024 Perth Royal Art Prize offers four distinct awards: First Prize of $20,000, the Emerging Artist Award, and two Highly Commended awards. This year’s selection panel was comprised of Dr Barbara Bolt – WA artist and Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne; Wade Taylor – highly regarded WA artist; and Sandra Murray – Art Prize Curator and Independent Curator and Arts Consultant, assessing all works.

All artworks will be available for public viewing and purchase, providing artists a valuable opportunity to connect with new audiences and potential buyers. The exhibition will be held at the Wilkinson Gallery at the Claremont Showground from July 13 to July 21, with free daily admission and ample parking. The winners will be announced at a special event on Friday 12 July 2024.

For more information, please visit: Perth Royal Art Prize For Landscape | Perth Royal Show

2024 Perth Royal Art Prize Finalists:

Peter Allen, Jordan Andreotta, Christopher Bailey, Ralph Baker, Charmain Ball, Bori Benko, Melissa Boughey, Karina Buckingham, Carolyn Bye, Joshua Cocking, Di Cubitt, Jo Darbyshire, Jozina de Ruiter, Lorraine Defleur, Frances Dennis, Stuart Earnshaw, Linda Fardoe, Katie Glaskin, Thomas Goates, Margery Goodall, Jenni Gray, Fiona Harman, Patricia Hines, Eric Hynynen, Olivia Jones, Lauren Kennedy, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Mel Lamanna, Emma Lamb, Vania Lawson, Carly Le Cerf, Sue Leeming, Andre Lipscombe, Laszlo Lukacs, Alan Muller, Michael Vincent Murphy, Andrew Nicholls, Jaelle Pedroli, Lori Pensini, Annette Peterson, Heloise Roberts and Moira Fearby, Judy Rogers, Renee Rose, Julie Silvester, Bruce and Nicole Slatter, Nicole Steenhof, Elmari Steyn, Sally Stoneman, Ross Storey and Ned Crossley, Alastair Taylor, Emily ten Raa, Michele Theunissen, Sarah Thornton-Smith, Peter Usher, Marina van Leeuwen, Geoffrey Wake, Kay Wood

ENDS

Finalists and the Perth Royal Art Prize Curator are available for interview. High-resolution images of the artworks and artists can be provided upon request.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact: 

Ailsa Gardner, Communications Specialist, Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia
Ailsa.gardner@raswa.org.au
0479 138 938 

 

About the Royal Agricultural Society of WA

The Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to growing opportunities for the future of WA food and agriculture.  Since 1903, the 194-year-old organisation has been based at the Claremont Showgrounds — a much-loved community asset, best known as the home of the annual Perth Royal Show and hundreds of different community events.  Importantly, RASWA supports the future of agriculture through a range of student scholarships, farm skills and young judges’ programs, the rural ambassador competition, and our Next Generation committee.

More information: www.raswa.org.au