​​​​​The City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition show​​​​​cases local and Western Australian artists working in a variety of mediums from painting and drawing to sculpture and textiles. Artist works are presented for the public in a collective exhibition and prizes are awarded by a panel of expert judges.​​ the Awards are held biennially with the nxt one expected to be held in 2019.

The 2017 Art Award was hosted at the City of Stirling Reception Hall from Thursday 12 October - Monday 16 October 2017.  With over 180 artworks on display the quality this year was very high and the judges had their work cut out for them in selecting winners in each category.

This year we were also privileged to have wearable art on display from South Metro Tafe's Applied Fashion Design And Merchandising Students. 

2017 Art Award Winners

$5000                 City of Stirling Acquisitive First Prize

Winner - Shelley Cowper 'The Boatyard'

$1000                 Rotary Club of Karrinyup Local Artist Award

Winner - Hank Gidney 'How we got here, Where is here?' (Pictured here with award Peter Polain from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup)

Highly Commended

Margaret Smith - 'Fallen Banksia Leaves'

Louise Wells - 'Silver Linings #5: Seeds of Hope'

$1000                 Perth Expo Emerging Artist Award (aged 16 – 25 years)

Winner - Stephanie de Biasi "Traces of Thread'

Highly Commended

Tom Ansell - 'Man Looking'

Declan Young - 'Reflekt'

$500                   Westfield Innaloo People's Choice Prize (to be awarded as a Gift Card at the close of the exhibition)

Winner - Chris Goldberg 'On the Fringe' 

Pictured here with Megan Biddle from Westfield Innaloo

$800                   Painting Award (watercolour, oil, acrylic, aerosol)

Winner - Daevid Anderson 'Colour Theory'

Highly Commended

Jasna Karajcic - 'Forgotten City'

May Ali - 'Beyond the Surface # 1'

$800                   Drawing Award (works on paper)

Winner - Julie Podstolski 'Once Upon a Wall'

Highly Commended

Chantelle Beckett - 'Urban Drift'

Craig McKeogh - 'Dune'

$800                   3D Sculpture Award

Winner - Mikaela Castledine 'Sit!'

Highly Commended

Holly O'Meehan - 'Functionless'

$800                   Mixed Media Award (multimedia, textiles, wearable art, photography, collage)

Winner - Cathy Charnaud 'Game On'

Highly Commended

Sohan Ariel Hayes - 'Y'

Jasmine O'Brien - 'Untitled'


The City of Stirling would like to thank the following for their support of the 2017 Art Award and Exhibition:

  • Exhibition curator Belinda Kay
  • Judges Peter Dailey, Annimac and Gayle Mason
  • Exhibition sitter Marcaela Faithfull
  • The many artists who took the time to enter the awards and exhibit their artwork 
  • Everyone who came to view the exhibit and voted in the People's Choice Award.
  • Our dedicated sponsors - Westfield Innaloo, Perth Expo Hire and Rotary Club of Karrinyup.