Cossack Art Awards

2016 EXHIBITION DATES
SUNDAY 24 JULY 2016 - SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2016
Gallery Open Daily 10am - 3pm
Winners of the 2016 Cossack Art Awards will be annouced on Saturday 23 July 2016.

 

 

Loreen Samson
Category 5: Painting by WA Indigenous Artist
Title: Through my Eyes of Shame


From humble beginnings in Western Australia’s resources heartland, the Cossack Art Awards have grown in size and stature over the years to become the richest acquisitive art award in regional Australia.

The Awards continue to grow both within the region as the highlight of the cultural calendar but also across Australia as a nationally significant art prize that attracts a high calibre of participation industry-wide.

Set amid the historic buildings of a heritage listed ghost town, the Cossack Art Awards attracts thousand of people every year to the small town of Cossack, some 1,600 kilometres north of Perth.

For three weeks across July and August Cossack comes alive with hundreds of vibrant artworks representing the very best artistic talent across the Pilbara region and Australia.

AWARD CATEGORIES

 

BEST OVERALL ARTWORK
Prize money $15,000   
Award Sponsor City of Karratha
 
BEST ARTWORK BY PILBARA ARTIST
Prize money $10,000
Award Sponsor Pilbara Port Authority
Prerequisite Artist must reside in the Pilbara
 
INVITED ARTIST
Prize money $8,000
Prerequisite Artists will receive an invitation to enter this category
 
PORTRAITS
Prize money $8,000
Prerequisite Artist must provide copy of written Sitters Permission.
 
NORTH WEST FLORA AND FAUNA
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor Woodside
 
PAINTING BY PILBARA INDIGENOUS ARTIST
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation LTD
 
PAINTING PILBARA LANDSCAPE
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor Rio Tinto
 
EMERGING YOUNG ARTISTS (16 - 25 years of age)
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor Citic Pacific Mining
Artist must be between the ages of 16-25 years of age and are NOT required to be an enrolled art student. Emerging/new artists are encouraged to enter this award.
 
PAINTING OPEN THEME
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor ECM
 
WORKS ON PAPER
Prize money $8,000
Award Sponsor Pilbara Development Commission
 
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Prize money $3,000
Award Sponsor Horizon Power
 
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Funding allocation $15,000
Sponsor Rio Tinto
 

For more information visit https://www.cossackartawards.com.au/