Image: Paul Snell, Intersect #201504,
A lambda print face-mounted to 6mm plexiglass.

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 wall-based artwork in any medium other than photography.

The 2017 Whyalla Art Prize exhibition will open at the Middleback Arts Centre Saturday, September 30 and will run until December 2nd. The winner of the 2017 Whyalla Art Prize will be announced on Monday, October 9.


2017 Whyalla Art Prize

To be opened by Anthony Peluso,
Arts Programs Director, Country Arts SA

2017 CITY OF Whyalla Art Prize Winner

Announced by Mayor Lyn Breuer

The 2017 Whyalla Art Prize judging panel includes:

Leigh Robb, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia

Dr Melentie Pandilovski, Director, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier

Paul Snell, 2015 Whyalla Art Prize winner


Monday 9 October 2017

6 – 8 pm

Middleback Arts Centre Foyer

141a Nicolson Avenue, Whyalla


RSVP Friday 6 October to [email protected]

Whyalla Art Prize 2017 is supported by

  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Silent Cave

3rd March 2018 — 30th March 2018

An experimental sound project and residency that will explore the audio properties of the Cave Garden.

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  • Visual Arts


10th March 2018 — 22nd April 2018

An exhibition which explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

16th March 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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