The Belmont Art Awards were judged by 2 independent arts professionals: Wendy Martin CE of Community Arts Network, Sue Starcken Curator of Edith Cowan University Art Collection.
The Judges were very impressed with the overall standard of the 2022 Belmont Art Awards and were very pleased that it was an openly accessible art award that encouraged artists of all calibres, ages and accomplishment to participate.
Perth artist Everlyn Sturges has won the 2022 City of Belmont Art Awards $10,000 Overall Award (non-acquisitive) sponsored by the City of Belmont.
Sturges’ artwork – The Shed – captured the attention of the Award judges Wendy Martin and Sue Starcken, who described it as a “Technically adept painting that meticulously documents a familiar space that many can relate to. The iconic shed holds an enduring resonance in our culture. Long associated with hobbies and industry alike, the shed holds a vast compendium of tools and materials for inventing, making, and fixing”.
The City received a record 459 entries in this year’s awards in both 2D and 3D works, including drawings, paintings, photography, textiles, sculptures, and ceramics of which included 61 entries from City of Belmont based artists.
The City also received good support for the program of public events held in conjunction with the awards, and a very successful art collectors’ night which saw more than 200 people attend on the night.
Other Award Recipients were:
The City of Belmont has a strategic commitment to culture and the arts in Belmont and as part of its commitment to community development engaged Artsource to deliver a range of educational, professional development and informative sessions in the lead up to and alongside the 2022 Belmont Art Award Exhibition.
Between May – September 2022 Artsource was engaged to provide a suite of workshops, panels and events in the lead up to our Arts Awards in September.
Education Program Events included:
The whole family was invited for a day of exploring art at the 2022 City of Belmont Art Awards Art Adventure Trail.
Scavenger hunt activity sheets were available to collect from the Belmont Art Awards exhibition at The Glasshouse, 215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105. Once completed, submit your activity sheet to the Belmont Forum concierge to go in the running for a prize pack valued at $200.
Read the Belmont Art Awards Art Adventure Hunt Terms and Conditions.
Watch Belmonster Rosita tackle the Art Adventure Trail on the City’s YouTube channel.