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25under25 2020 

Currently planning for 25under25 in 2020 is on hold. 

25under25 Art Award | Exhibition 

Now in its eighth year, the 2019 City of Fremantle 25under25 Art Award provided quality exhibition experience to early career artists and to celebrate the strength and vibrancy that young artists bring to the WA creative community.

The award featured a curated selection of young and early-career West Australian artists aged 14 to 25 years whose innovative and diverse artworks span painting, drawing, print, installation, sculpture, video and sound.

The year's cohort of artists was selected from almost 100 entries and engages with a broad range of themes and issues, from the aesthetics of home and neighbourhood, to toxic masculinity, sports celebrity, language and history. 

Gabby Loo, Be Nice 2 Friends of Colour

Genevieve Matthews with her work Ocean in the Plastic

Ayla Woodland, Juxtapose (right)

Prize winners

First Prize | $1,500 cash prize and a four-week residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre | Awarded to Genevieve Matthews for her ceramic work Ocean in the Plastic
Highly Commended | $500 cash prize and a portfolio mentorship | Awarded to Gabby Loo for her work Be Nice 2 Friends of Colour
People’s Choice Award | Art materials prize pack | Awarded to Ayla Woodland for her two-part painting Juxtapose

Exhibition catalogue

Read more about the artworks, ideas and 25 finalists of the exhibition in the annual exhibition publication



View the catalogue for the 25 under 25 2018 Art Award.

This year's first prize was won by Emerson Lamond with his video installation Can Ai Dream in Electric Orchids, and Pip Lewi won the Highly Commended award with her painting works Three Weeks of TransPerth.

The judges also commended the quality of the artworks from Agnes Botman and Isabella Speed. Yasmine Mnahy's portrait Yosi was voted the winner in the People's Choice Award.
Emerson Lamond, Can Ai Dream in Electric Orchids, video installation (install photo by Duncan Wright).

Pip Lewi, Three Weeks of TransPerth, ink on paper & oil on canvas (install photo by Duncan Wright).


View the catalogue for the 2017 Art Award.

The First Prize was awarded to Chris Hyland, and Holly O'Meehan was awarded the Highly Commended. The judge's also commended 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.


View the 2016 catalogue.

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


View the 2015 catalogue.

The 2015 first prize was awarded to Pascale Giorgi, and Shannon McCullough won the Highly Commended Award.

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

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

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