Art Awards Home / Recreation / Arts and culture / Art Awards Page ContentThe City of Stirling Art Award & Exhibition showcases 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 AwardWinner - Hank Gidney 'How we got here, Where is here?' (Pictured here with award Peter Polain from the Rotary Club of Karrinyup) Highly CommendedMargaret 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 CommendedTom 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 CommendedJasna 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 AwardWinner - Mikaela Castledine 'Sit!' Highly CommendedHolly O'Meehan - 'Functionless' $800 Mixed Media Award (multimedia, textiles, wearable art, photography, collage) Winner - Cathy Charnaud 'Game On' Highly CommendedSohan Ariel Hayes - 'Y'Jasmine O'Brien - 'Untitled' THANKYOUThe City of Stirling would like to thank the following for their support of the 2017 Art Award and Exhibition:Exhibition curator Belinda KayJudges Peter Dailey, Annimac and Gayle MasonExhibition 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.