2017 Perth Royal Art Prize

April 27, 2017

The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) is proud to announce the launch of its new art prize. The 2017 Perth Royal Art Prize, with a prize pool of $23,500, is open to regional and metropolitan WA artists, and has a landscape theme.

The Perth Royal Art Show was established in 1974 to promote WA artists and takes place annually in the Wilkinson Gallery during the Perth Royal Show. The Perth Royal Art Prize is a re-envisioning of the Perth Royal Art Show with a tighter focus that provides artists with excellent exposure and an excellent opportunity to sell their work.

“The Perth Royal Art Prize is for artworks interpreting the theme of landscape,” said RASWA President Dr Rob Wilson.

“RASWA’s purpose is to promote and celebrate the land that we as West Australians share, and this prize is the ideal way to honour that while providing a theme that artists and the public will readily embrace.”

“Landscape is a popular subject for art and the public who come to the Perth Royal Show will readily embrace this theme”.

Sandra Murray is heading up the 2017 Perth Royal Art Prize as the new RASWA Art Curator.

“The Prize is for artworks that interpret the theme of landscape – real or imagined; rural or urban; of the country or the city,” said Sandra.

“I envision we will attract a high calibre of artists from across the State for this inaugural Perth Royal Art Prize. There are no other significant landscape art prizes in WA, allowing a marked distinction for our new prize.”

The winner will be announced on Monday 18 September. There will also be a People’s Choice Award, as voted by the public, and two Highly Commended Prizes sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics.

RASWA will host an exhibition showcasing all the finalists’ artworks from Tuesday 19 September to Saturday 30 September 2017.

Artists can find more information and apply online now at:


Entries close 4.30pm Friday 28 July 2017.