Entries for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize have hit the highest level in the last 10 years, with 316 entries received, including 165 from the Goldfields, 136 from the rest of WA and 15 entries from interstate.
The Art Prize, which will be exhibited in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall from 3 to 25 of September, has been running for nearly 80 years and is one of the premier art prizes in regional Western Australia.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the excellent reputation of the Art Prize had gone a long way towards securing the record number of entries.
“It’s very exciting to see such a strong interest in the Art Prize from not only Western Australia, but also from the rest of the country – every state and territory except Tasmania will be represented in the exhibition this year,” he said.
“The quality of the entries this year is very high, and we have seen an increase in three dimensional works this year as well.”
Judging will take place at the start of September, and winners will be published on Saturday 3 September 2016.