The 2023 City of Belmont Art Awards were held from 1 September to 16 September in The Glasshouse.
Over 430 entries were received for the Awards, with 299 pieces of original and unique artwork selected, including a diverse array of drawings, paintings, photography, textiles, sculptures and ceramics.
More than 1,500 people attended the Art Awards across the public events and two week exhibition period, with 60 of the participating artworks purchased.
Dr. Laetitia Wilson is currently Curator and Gallery Manager at the Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth and at Vasse Felix. Previously she has worked as curatorial consultant and freelance writer and curator; as art critic for the West Australian Newspaper (2013-17) and as; lecturer in Contemporary and Media Art at the University of Western Australia (2007-2017).
Theo Costantino is a queer non-binary artist based on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja / Perth, and Executive Director of ART ON THE MOVE. Their practice includes drawing, sculpture, video, photography, written works and performance. They have exhibited and undertaken residency projects within Australia, Europe, the UK and USA both in a solo capacity and collaboratively. Broadly, Theo’s work investigates the representation and memorialisation of the past: the use and abuse of history, the continuing influence of the past on the present, and the ways in which repressed or forgotten material can resurface in daily experience.
Theo holds a PhD from Curtin University and degrees in Fine Art and Literary Studies. Their work is held in collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Cruthers Collection, Murdoch University and John Curtin Gallery.