Art and photography awards

This page provides information about the City of Stirling's art and photography awards.

Art Awards Exhibition 2019

A showcase of innovative and original new work from Western Australian artists.

The City of Stirling biennial Art Awards Exhibition returned in 2019 with an extraordinary collection of new works from established and emerging Western Australian artists. Artist and works are listed below.

The Acquisitive Award - Damien Goerke, Primary

The Acquisitive Award

Damien Georke


Judges’ Comments: Beautifully executed with a deceptively simple message. Attention to the finest details engages the viewer to investigate further. A classical work.

Painting Award - Norm Wilson, South Terrace Neighbours 2

Painting Award

Norm Wilson

South Terrace Neighbours 2

Judges’ Comments: Exacting technique celebrating the beauty in the every day. A quintessentially Western Australian summer scene often taken for granted.

Sculpture Award - Kate Rae and Kerry O’Flaherty, In The Round

Sculpture Award

Kate Rae and Kerry O’Flaherty

In The Round

Judges’ Comments: Beautifully pared down formation exuding minimal elegance. A careful consideration of form and space.

Drawing/Mixed Media Award - Ross Potter, Dead Tree

Drawing/Mixed Media Award

Ross Potter

Dead Tree

Judges’ Comments: Undeniably beautiful and technically excellent. Bringing the environment into sharp focus.

Jacksons Drawing Supplies Young Artist Award - Rachael Woodward, There Once Was…

Jacksons Drawing Supplies Young Artist Award

Rachael Woodward

There Once Was…

Judges’ Comments: Quirky, with a strong sense of theatrics. Innovative in its application across various mediums to create an engaging narrative.

Jacksons Drawing Supplies Young Artist Award – Highly Commended Jessica Whiteman Diffident

Jacksons Drawing Supplies Young Artist Award - Highly Commended

Jessica Whiteman


Rotary Club of Karrinyup Local Artist Award Julie Silvester Morning Begins

Rotary Club of Karrinyup Local Artist Award

Julie Silvester

Morning Begins

Judges’ Comments: Well executed typical Western Australian summer scene.

Jem Hamm, The April Fool – A Self-Portrait

People’s Choice Award                     

Jem Ham

The April Fool - A Self-Portrait                   

City of Stirling Art Awards 2019 is supported by sponsor logos - Barrett, Rotary Club of Karrinyup, Westfield and Jacksons Drawing Supplies.

Blink Photography Awards

The Blink Photography Awards 2018 received an incredible response from both amateur and professional photographers and resulted in one of our best exhibitions to date. It is our pleasure to share with you the award recipients for 2018 below.

The Blink Photography Awards 2018 were proudly supported by Ilford, Barrett Exhibition Group, Signage WA, Advance Press and Arts Edge Photo & Frame.

For more information regarding our next photography awards, scheduled for 2020, contact the Arts Officer on (08) 9205 8555 or email

ArtistAwardName of piece
Emma ThorpWinner - Best PhotographPink
Jordon FearWinner - Highly Commended: Colour CategoryTough Like A Ukelele
Candy GoldsmithWinner - Highly Commended: Monochrome Category

Two Ends

Chris HawkinsWinner - Highly Commended: Mobile CategoryDone For The Day
Bernard TaylorWinner - Highly Commended: Altered CategoryIntrinsick
Aminah HughesWinner - Stirling Resident AwardMale Rider, Uisneach Celtic Fire Festival, Ireland
Luke AttenucciWinner - Youth AwardDad Jokes