Minnawarra Art Awards
The Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Western Australia’s best artists, a number of which are local to the Armadale district! With a $25,000 prize pool and extended public program, this professionally curated exhibition provides viewers with a powerful show of high calibre and diverse artworks. Awarded annually, the Acquisition Awards include the City of Armadale Art Award ($12,000), Local Artist Award ($3000) and then Aboriginal Artist Award ($3000). Non-Acquisition Awards include the Gerry Gauntlett Award ($5000) and Highly Commended ($2000).
The professionally curated exhibition of finalists’ pieces is held each May during the Armadale Arts Festival at the historic Armadale District Hall. As the centrepiece of the Armadale Arts Festival, the Art Awards offers an exciting public program including floor talks, Positive Ageing High Teas and Music in the Hall ensuring that it’s not just the arts lovers that are able to revel in this creative visual feast!
Minnawarra Art Award Virtual Exhibition tour
Experience the Minnawarra Art Awards from home!
In 2023, for the first time, the City of Armadale collaborated with the Armadale Society of Artists to present a community art exhibition called Extensions, which ran alongside the Minnawarra Art Awards. Hosted at Armadale Arena, the exhibition was on display during the second week of the Armadale Arts Festival.