Welcome to the Art West Prize 2021



Key Dates

Entries close:                                  Thursday June 17th 2021 6pm cut-off (full details in members section)

Exhibition opening dates:              Tuesday July 13th - Saturday September 4th 2021

Opening Night:                                Thursday July 15th 6pm - 8pm  Opening address by Dr Christian Rowan MP - Prize Winners announced

Categories and Prizes

ART WEST PRIZE 2021                    Chosen from any artwork in any medium as a stand alone overall prize winner.

                                                         Sponsored by Dr Christian Rowan MP, State Member for Moggill and Shadow Minister for the Arts

OIL                                                       A medium consisting of pigments suspended in oils.

                                                         1st Prize: Sponsored by Cr Greg Adermann - Pullenvale Ward

                                                         2nd Prize: Sponsored by Float Frames

ACRYLIC                                              Consisting of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion

                                                             1st Prize: Sponsored by Brisbane Real Estate

                                                          2nd Prize: Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

                                                          3rd Prize: Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

WATERCOLOUR/PASTEL/DRAWING    Pigments suspended in a water soluble binder (framed under glass or art quality acrylic/perspex.

                                                              Gouche highlights and pen & wash accepted). Any drawing mediums, pencil, graphite, pen, pastel, ink etc

                                                          Sponsored by David and Sandra Ladley


PRINT MEDIA                                     Framed under glass or art quality acrylic/perspex or printed on canvas. Including etching, woodblock,

                                                             linocut, rubbing, digital art, new media,digital and film-based photography

                                                             Sponsored by MyCar Mount Ommaney

MIXED MEDIA                                     Any work that includes more than one media, or 2D work that does not fit any other category such as

                                                             resin and fluid or flow art.

                                                              Sponsored by Glen Mahoney

3D MODELED/CARVED                     Includes additive methods such as clay, porcelain, ceramics; and subtractive methods, which include

                                                              carving wood, stone, and other materials.

                                                              Sponsored by Steve Norris

HANGERS CHOICE AWARD              Selected by the gallery hanging team

                                                             Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

COLIN WILLIAMS PRIZE                   Selected by Patron Colin Williams

                                                              Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD               Chosen by the public. The most popular artwork will be awarded the People's Choice Prize

                                                              Sponsored by Art West Community Gallery

PEOPLES CHOICE VOTER               One person, who submits a vote, will be drawn randomly from all votes received and will win a

                                                         $100 voucher towards an artwork at Art West Gallery plus a

                                                         $30 voucher from Ken and Pam at Jamaica Blue Mount Ommaney.

The Judge

The Art West Prize 2021 will be judged byJennifer Andrews B.Ed (QUT) Assoc.Dip.FA, GradCertVA  MVA (Griff).

   Jennifer is a visual artist who has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions and has numerous works

in private and public collections. Jennifer’s major public art works include designing a series of

twelve large panels of stained glass installed at  Brisbane Girls Grammar School, and designing

eight stained glass windows installed at St Matthews Church in Gayndah.

    Jennifer is currently completing her Doctorate of Visual Art at the Queensland College of Art.

Her final solo doctoral exhibition in April 2021, “From Within the Littoral”, showed her recent work;

drawings of the inner-city littoral zone of the Brisbane River which provide an evolving visual experience of the elusive present.

These graphic depictions on paper and other surfaces integrate photography and digital manipulation as

perceptual tools in the process of drawing.

    Jennifer's art practice parallels her career as an art educator, during which she has  developed a deep appreciation of the importance of art education for both the individual and society.  Jennifer  is intrigued and inspired by the potential for art education to develop problem-solving abilities, an appreciation of aesthetics and an openness to possibility and difference.
   Jennifer founded Brizart art school in 1999, which provides art education for children, teens and adults in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

The Exhibition

The exhibition of selected artworks is held at the Art West Gallery in the Mount Ommaney Centre.

Open to the public between 10am and 4pm daily from

Tuesday July 13th until Saturday July September 4th 2021.

Thank You to Our Sponsors




Steve Norris

Glen Mahoney

David and Sandra Ladley

Celebrating the dedication and talent of local artists,

the Art West Prize has become one of the most significant local awards for painting, photography and 3D artworks.

The Art West Prize will be selected from around 130 works by  eminent judge, Jennifer Andrews, Founder and Teacher Briz Art - See Profile below. . One work will be selected as the overall winner and all other works are eligible for their various categories, the Hangers Choice Award, and the People's Choice Award.

Awarded annually by Art West Community Gallery for the work judged the best contemporary artwork created by it's local artist member group.

The aim is to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the exhibited artworks whilst making them available to the public.

The Art West Prize culiminates in a wonderful exhibition in our Mount Ommaney Gallery. Visitors welcome, entry is free and all works are available for sale.

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