25 under 25 Art Award

25 under 25 2018 Art Award

Entries are now closed for the 2018 25 under 25 Art Award.

We're excited to announce this year's 25 successful entrants; 

Molly Bliss, Agnes Botman, Alina Tang & Johanna Acs, Bina Butcher-Monsees, Blake Downes, Cecilia Umbagai, Devan Job, Eden Barlow, Emerson Lamond, Finn Pearson, Freja Holmer, Genevieve Matthews, Isabella Speed, Jade Van Herwaarde, Jarrad Levy, Jessica Whiteman, Jubilee Chan, Kate Byrne, Maddy Collins, Oscar Harrold-Lhost, Pip Lewi, Rebecca O'Neil, Samantha Pilbrow, Yasmine Mnahy, and Zainub Khan.

These creative superstars will exhibit in the 2018 25 under 25 Art Award at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle from 24 August-2 September.

For questions about the award or entry process please contact the coordinator Tom Freeman at tomf@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Entry requirements
The award is open to all Western Australian residents aged between 14 and 25 years, as at the date of the exhibition opening – Friday 24 August 2018 (born between 25/8/1992–24/8/2004)

There is no charge to enter this award, and entry is limited to one per person. Artworks entered can be any art form and aren’t limited by sizes or materials, however any special equipment needed to display an artwork must be supplied by the artist.
Insurance is the responsibility of the entrant. Whilst all care is taken when storing and exhibiting works, the City of Fremantle accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may inadvertently occur.
Current employees of the City of Fremantle are not eligible to enter.

Judging
All entries are assessed by a panel of three judges made up of artists and arts professionals in early June. All entrants will be notified of the judges’ selection by 24 June. The judges will select the first prize and judges’ commendation from the 25 exhibitors, to be announced on the opening night.

Prizes
There are two main prizes for the 25 under 25 Art Award; a first prize of $1500 cash with a Fremantle Arts Centre artist residency, and a $500 judges’ commendation prize with a portfolio mentorship session with Fremantle Arts Centre’s curator Ric Spencer. A people’s choice award will also be given to the artwork with the most votes.
Artworks can be sold through the exhibition at the discretion of the artists. No commission is taken on sales.

Collection of artworks
Entries must be collected from the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery on Monday 24 July from 10.00 am-4.00 pm.
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View the catalogue for the 2017 Art Award here.

The First Prize was awarded to Chris Hyland, and Holly O'Meehan was awarded the Highly Commended. The judge's commendations also recognised the outstanding artworks of Tessa Beale, April Nulgit, Ava Gamblin and Kieran MacFarlane. The 2017 people's choice award winner was Amy-Lee Wong with her artwork Hayden.


Chris Hyland, Fog I & II, photographic prints


Holly O'Meehan, Functionless Vessels, glazed ceramic, cotton, jute and embroidery thread.

Congratulations to the 25 finalists – Amy-Lee Wong, April Nulgit, ArtByRow, Ashley Maroney, Ava Gamblin, Ben Hollingsworth, Brendan Lewis, Chris Bawden, Chris Hyland, Colin Smith, Devan Job, Erica Watkin, Erica Clarke, Greg Hyde & Ezio Lawalata, Holly O'Meehan, Jessica Whiteman, Jubilee Chan, Kieran MacFarlane, Lachlan Waterhouse, M, Miles Bettis, Sarah Gatti, Shannon Marlborough, Tessa Beale, and Tsyon Feleke.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am – 4pm until Sunday 23 July, at the Moore Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle.

For questions about the award or entry process please contact the coordinator Tom Freeman on 0407 814 507 or tomf@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Entry requirements
The award is open to all West Australian artists aged between 14 and 25 years, as at the date of the exhibition opening – 14 July 2017 (born between 15 July 1991 – 14 July 2003).

There is no charge to enter this award, and entry is limited to one per person. Artworks entered can be any art form and aren’t limited by sizes or materials, however any special equipment needed to display an artwork must be supplied by the artist.
Insurance is the responsibility of the entrant. Whilst all care is taken when storing and exhibiting works, the City of Fremantle accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may inadvertently occur.

Prizes
There are two main prizes for the 25 under 25 Art Award; a first prize of $1500 cash with a Fremantle Arts Centre artist residency, and a $500 judges’ commendation prize with a portfolio mentorship session with Fremantle Arts Centre’s curator Ric Spencer. A people’s choice award will also be given to the artwork with the most votes. Artworks can be sold through the exhibition at the discretion of the artists. No commission is taken on sales.

Collection of artworks
Entries must be collected from the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery on Monday July 24 from 10.00 am-5.00 pm.
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View the 2016 catalogue here.

This year's first prize of $1500 cash with a Fremantle Arts Centre residency was awarded to Lizzy Joyce.
The highly commended award of $500 cash with a portfolio mentorship with Fremantle Arts Centre's curator was won by Eloise Coomber.
The people's choice award winner was Lara Sawyer with her painting The Decaying Kind.

Lizzy Joyce, Down Down Bilbys Are Down, cardboard packaging

Eloise Coomber, Evening Feast, photographic prints

Congratulations to the 25 finalists – Tom Ansell, Megan Baker, Kalem Bateman, Tessa Beale, Elizabeth Bills, Megan Bouwer, Jack Caddy, Eloise Coomber, Isabella Speed, Brindy Donovan, Brent Harrison, Yusef Hourani, Anthony Iacomella, Bronte Jones, Clara Joyce, Lizzy Joyce, Zoe Lutze, Matthew McAlpine, Indi Middleton, Sophie Nixon, Neisha Phipps, Ryck Rudd, Lara Sawyer, Jaidip Singh and Zoe Thomson.
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View the catalogue here.

Best Overall Award 2015

Pascale Giorgi, Make yourself at home, mixed media installation.

Highly Commended Award 2015

Shannon McCullough, We used to play ping pong, oil paint on board
 

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