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 Art West Community Gallery

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 by Beverley Tainton, Fellow Royal Qld Art Society.

As a multi-award winning artist, Beverley has studied intensively across a wide cross-section

of art genre and developed affinity particularly for the work of painters such as:

Richard Diebenkorn, Judy Cassab, Margaret Woodward, John Olsen,

Charles Blackman, and Ann Thomson.

She has visited the major galleries in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

to study major works of prominent artists and is a member of and regular visitor to QAGOMA.

Beverley has an extensive personal art library which continues to contribute

to her art education in a major way.

As part of her art formation, Beverley has attended workshops conducted by

Irene Amos, Harold Lane, John Rigby, Christine Kirkegard and Sally LeEstrange (BIA).

                                                     Beverley's art has been exhibited in a number of major galleries throughout Australia.

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, Beverley Tainton - Fellow Royal Qld Art Society. 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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