Thursday, July 8th, 2010
CALLING all potential Picassos, would-be Warhols and budding Botticellis – the City of Bayswater is looking for people with discerning palettes to be part of the 2010 Art Awards and Exhibition.

Sponsored by Noranda Shopping Village, entries are now open for local artists who want to have a brush with a chance at a prize pool worth $7500.

Categories include the City of Bayswater Acquisition Award ($5000), three High Commendation Awards ($500 each), Best Local Artist Award ($500), Best Bayswater Art Society Member Award ($500) and the Noranda Shopping Village People’s Choice Award ($100).

Bold, dynamic works can be submitted in a variety of styles, including oil, acrylic, water colour, pastel, printmaking, gouache, charcoal and pencil.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said the City had a long history of encouraging local artists to express themselves, through the establishment of the DoC Gallery (*note to subs: this is correct) in the Maylands Library undercroft, and events including the annual Art Awards and Exhibition.

“By embracing this philosophy we have attracted many artistic and creative people to our City over the years,” he said.

“I would heartily encourage all artists in the City of Bayswater to submit an entry for this annual event, embracing our integral community feel.

“Artists from previous years have told me they found the competition to be a very positive experience because it helped to raise their profile.

“The City of Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition makes a significant contribution to our cultural life and is a wonderful showcase for the artistic talent within our community.

“In previous years, the standard of work submitted has been extremely vibrant and diverse, so I look forward to what this year’s group of artists may come up with.”

Award-winning entries will be exhibited at Noranda Shopping Village from September 20 to 25.

Entries are limited to one per artist – the $22 entry fee also includes two tickets to the exhibition’s opening night.

The deadline for entries is midday, September 6. To download an entry form, go to

For more details, call Louise Edmonds on (08) 9272 0612.

art1: Reach for the Stars by Sylvia Laczke scored a high commendation in the 2009 City of Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition.

art2: Stop Lights by Mecah White received a high commendation in last year’s awards.

art3-4: Punters pondering paintings at last year’s City of Bayswater Art Awards and Exhibition.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
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