Celebrating Emerging Talent
The Dardanup Art Spectacular provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work to the art loving community and to seek recognition of their talent and effort.
Prizes totalling more than $5500 are available in a number of categories (see below).  The show is open to all Australian residents and provides additional opportunities for recognition for young and emerging artists who live in the Dardanup region.


Interested in entering the 2017 Art Spectacular ? 

Entries Open 21 March 2017

The Dardanup Art Spectacular Awards are open to all Australian resident persons. For prize details see the Awards page.

Artists may enter pieces in one or more categories (for full details see 2017 Conditions of Entry).

  • Category A – ANY SUBJECT, ANY MEDIUM (not including photography)
  • Category B – THEME –  The artist may interpret and convey the idea of ‘the Four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water’ either as representational, or metaphorical, or symbolic, or abstract, or in any other way the artist chooses (any medium, not including photography) .
  • Category C – PORTRAIT (not including photography)
  • Category D – PHOTOGRAPHY

Works in Category A or B can be two dimensional (eg paintings, prints, drawings etc) or three dimensional (eg sculpture, jewellery, furniture etc).

Works in Category C must be two dimensional only, but not photography.

Important dates for 2017

  • Monday March 21 – Entries open
  • Tuesday April 11 –  Entries close
  • Wednesday April 26 (10am-5pm) : Works to be delivered to the Dardanup Hall
  • Friday April 28 – Exhibition opens (7pm)
  • Sunday April 30 – Exhibition closes (5pm)
  • Sunday April 30 – Works to be picked up (5pm-6pm) from Dardanup Hall.  No works can be collected before closing time.  Identification (and authorisation where applicable) will be required before works are released.
  • Saturday April 29 – Sunday May 7 : Art Trail Open (see individual venues for opening days/times)


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