Art Award & Exhibition
ARTTRA - Art transforming Claremont
The Town of Claremont prides itself on developing and fostering art and culture within its local community. The ability to express and celebrate our creativity, identity and history is an integral part of our cultural identity. It is one of the reasons Claremont remains a sought after place to live, work and visit
2019 Art Award & Exhibition
Calling all artists!
Entries for the Town's annual Art Award and Exhibition open on Monday 20 May.
Now in its sixth year, the award offers WA artists the chance to win part of a $10,000 prize pool. We encourage all artsists to enter, whether you are a local resident, emerging talent or established artist. Accepted mediums include acrylic, oil, print, watercolour, mixed media, pastel, textile, work on paper and sculpture.
Entries close on Friday 19 July, with the exhibition opening to the public on 31 August.
Below: Mayor Jock Barker with young, self-taught artist Brendan Lewis, who received the $5,000 prize for his winning piece Astro-Boy, a large watercolour portrait of his little brother Isaac (11). This artwork became part of the Town's art collection and is on display in the council chambers.
ARTTRA Light Festival | 2019
5- 7 April 2019
Supported by Lotterywest
Held in April each year, this free community event sees Claremont Park transformed in an interactive outdoor gallery for three spectacular nights. Food trucks, live music and roving entertainment made the event even more memorable for those who attended.
Public art is an integral element of the Town’s vision for Claremont’s cultural identity. As such the Town has committed 1 per cent of the total project cost of new or renovated buildings to public art. It has also encouraged private developers to contribute to the installation of public art via its Town planning process. The installation of two new public art works in the revitalized Avion Way in the Claremont Town Centre is an example of the Town’s ongoing commitment.
Initiatives such as FORM and LandCorp’s The Goods Shed project provide our community with a usable multi-purpose space. Located behind the Station Masters House in Claremont, the heritage railway building has been transformed into a creative space used for exhibitions, installations and commissions; for artist and thinker residencies; for community activity and exchange.
Scribblers is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM and the Town of Claremont. WIth programming just for Schools and a weekend for the whole Family, Scribblers Festival invites kids and young adults of all ages to celebrate the magic of storytelling!
to visit the Scribblers Festival web page for more information.
to find out about arts events and activities happening in the community.