Art awards

The Australian Rustic Farm Art Awards (ARFAA) is an outdoor exhibition of sculptures on display at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Show.

The Awards encourage creative excellence within Farm Art or Junk Art - artworks made from recycled scrap metal, broken-up machinery, timber and other farm-related materials. Artists working in this medium as well as any amateurs are encouraged to enter.

The Rustic Farm Art Awards promote sustainability by repurposing farm related items, transforming scrap into artworks reflecting local stories.

This initiative was sadly born out of the devastating Wooroloo fires. The Awards recognise the loss of machinery and materials during the fire and provide a purpose for creating art out of these objects.

Want to enter the awards but not sure where to start? Swan residents will have access to an exciting program of free beginner’s woodwork and metalwork workshops, supported by local professional artists and the Gidgegannup Men’s Shed.

Key Dates

  • Entries open: Thursday, 1 June 2023
  • Entries close: Sunday, 1 October 2023
  • Finalists notified: Friday 6 October 2023
  • Exhibition on display - 9am-5pm, Saturday, 28 October 2023
  • Presentation of awards - 3pm, Saturday, 28 October 2023.
  • Enter the award.

Hypervision is a youth art competition open to artists aged 15 to 25 years. Entrants can win $1000 and other great prizes. Learn more. (open in new window)

The Ellenbrook-Swan Art Award promotes, nurtures and cultivates excellence in the visual arts for the Ellenbrook community. Entrants could win the $1000 Overall Prize or the $500 City of Swan Award.

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The Swan Environmental Art Project invites primary school-aged children to research and promote positive environmental messages.

All entries are showcased in a virtual exhibition, with a selection of winning entries transformed each year into exciting public outcomes such as banners, bags or a walking trail.

Schools of winning students receive a monetary prize to purchase environmental education resources.

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