In 1972, the Whyalla Art Prize was established by the Whyalla Arts Council. Originally designed to promote regional emerging artists, the prize has flourished and developed into a significant award and is seen as an important exhibition of contemporary arts in Australia.
Discovering new talents, invigorating artistic passions while supporting our national artists has seen the Whyalla community acquire an impressive and notable collection of artworks in iconic styles that reflect the spirit and the changing face of Australia.
The Whyalla Art Prize is a biennial prize open to all Australian residents for 2 dimensional artwork in any medium other than photography and for the first time in 2015 moving image works.
Winner of the 2015 Whyalla Art Prize
Artist: Paul Snell
A lambda print face-mounted to 6mm plexiglass.
Winner of the OneSteel and Arrium Mining Most Promising Young SA Artist 18 to 26 years of age
Artist: Olivia White
Space Between Spaces: Unknowns
An oil on linen piece
Winner of the OneSteel and Arrium Mining Most Promising Young SA Artist 17 years of age and under
Artist: Fenella Hall
A Beautiful Menace