Welcome to the Art West Prize 2022




The winners in the Art West Prize 2021 can be viewed here..



Key Dates

Entries close:                                  Thursday April 28th 2022 6pm cut-off (open to AWCG members - full details in members section)

Exhibition opening dates:              Tuesday May 17th - Saturday July 9th 2022

Opening Night:                                Thursday May 19th 6pm - 8pm  Opening address and Prize Winners announced

Categories and Prizes

ART WEST PRIZE 2022                    Chosen from any artwork in any medium as the stand alone overall prize winner.


ACRYLIC                                              Consisting of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. This is our most

                                                              popular category, therefore there are 3 Prizes awarded.

                                                             1st Prize:

                                                        2nd Prize:

                                                        3rd Prize:

OIL                                                       A medium consisting of pigments suspended in oils. Our second most popular category

                                                             has 2 Prizes awarded.

                                                        1st Prize:

                                                        2nd Prize:

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



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


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.


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

                                                              carving wood, stone, and other materials.


HANGERS CHOICE AWARD              Awarded to the artwork as selected by the gallery hanging team


COLIN WILLIAMS PRIZE                 Awarded to the artwork as selected by Patron Colin Williams


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


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 Judges

Our judges for 2022 will be announced shortly

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 May 17th until Saturday July 9th 2022.

Thank You to Our Sponsors


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 2022 will be selected from around 130 works where 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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