Art Exhibitions

The 2019 Retrospective Exhibition

Back by popular demand!  The DAF committee acknowledge the many great artists that helped to create this festival all those years ago.  One of those founding artists was D Thornton Hick and the committee is very pleased to announce that the Lesser Hall will be home to a retrospective exhibition of his work.


2018

It was a fantastic year.  Feedback from artists and visitors has been incredibly positive.  With comments such as, ‘this has been the best year ever’ and ‘the standard of work was exceptional this year’, ‘the artwork was beautifully curated and flowed well’.

The Sculptures on the Scarp exhibition was a tremendous success

 

The Darlington Arts Festival has been hosting art exhibitions for more than 50 years. We have had an amazing , rich and vibrant past filled with incredible talent and passion.

RESERVE ART PRIZE 2018

Reserve Art Prize  2018 | Judges Choice | $10,000

The winner chosen by the judges was: Simon McArdell for his acrylic and beeswax, landscape painting – Flesh (Quarry Wall).

This work attempts to capture a moment of poise within a system of decay. The progressive flensing and destruction of a hill creating new worlds with new systems following the same entropic laws.

Winner: Reserve Art Prize 2018 | Simon McArdell – Flesh (Quarry Wall) | Acrylic, Beeswax

This work attempts to capture a moment of poise within a system of decay. The progressive flensing and destruction of a hill creating new worlds with new systems following the same entropic laws.

Reserve Art Prize 2018 | Peoples Choice Award | $500

More than 1,000 votes were cast over the weekend.  We are pleased to announce that you voted for ‘Field of Dreams’ by Janet Day.

Winner: Reserve Art Prize – Peoples Choice Award | Janet Day – Field of Dreams | Oil and Beeswax
 
Janet’s work depicts her interpretation of the golden canola fields in full flower using bees wax and oil paint. A farmers gamble against the fickleness of nature’s elements.
 

History of the Reserve Art Prize

In 2016 the Darlington Arts Festival included a major art prize. The $10,000 cash prize attracted a number of established artists from throughout Western Australia and strong interest from the viewing public.
The exhibition was housed in the Historic Lesser hall held almost 50 artworks.  Year on year, artists have been raising the bar on the standard of entries, with 2018 seeing some exceptional pieces of work exhibited. 

OPEN ART EXHIBITION

Each year artists from around Western Australia are invited to take part in the Darlington Arts Festival, the state’s longest running free community event.

Western Australian Artists are invited to showcase their works in the Open Art Exhibition held in the Main Hall. In this vibrant and exciting exhibition, all art works are for sale and prizes awarded in four categories:

  • Painting;
  • Printmaking/Drawing;
  • Photography/Digital Art;
  • 3-Dimensional: Sculpture/Furniture/Ceramics/Textiles/Jewellery.

For more information contact: openex@darlingtonartsfestival.com

To submit you application Open Art Application

YOUTH ART  EXHIBITION

The Darlington Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibition is a colourful highlight of the festival weekend.  Vibrant painting and drawings, striking photographs, sculptures, textiles and jewellery adorn the Mezzanine level of Darlington Hall.  The exhibition showcases artworks from talented 13 – 18 year old school students.

For more information contact: youthart@darlingtonartsfestival.com

To find out more or to submit your application go to Youth Art

JUNIOR ART  (JAX) EXHIBITION

The Junior Art exhibition has fantastic opportunities for children aged 4-12 years to display their creative work at the festival!

For more information contact: juniorart@darlingtonartsfestival.com

To find out more or to submit your application go to Junior Art Exhibition

 BERNADETTE AWARD

Youth Art Encouragement Award

Bernadette-Lee Irene Pitman-Spring.    April 25 1963 – June 17 2013

Proudly, an ongoing award to celebrate and remember Bernadette’s tireless support, encouragement and participation in the lives of young artists. This encouragement award is given to a young emerging artist deemed worthy to receive recognition for their unique skills.

To find out more or to submit your application go to  Bernadette Award