'Past, present, future in West Torrens'

Paintings, photographs, mixed media and digital artworks exploring this theme are sought in 2018 for the West Torrens Art Prize.




There are four prize categories:

  • West Torrens Art Prize - $10,000.
  • The Emerging Artist Prize - $2,000.
  • The Senior High School Student Prize - $500.
  • The People's Choice Prize - $500.

About West Torrens Art Prize

The City of West Torrens is committed to being the best place to live, work and enjoy life.


As part of our Towards 2025 Community Plan we also aim to:

  • Encourage and facilitate art in public spaces including community buildings, streetscapes and open spaces.
  • Facilitate access to arts and cultural performances, exhibitions and events.

The aim of the prize is to encourage South Australian residents aged 16 years and over to create an artwork that is reflective of 'Past, present, future in West Torrens', the unique location of the City of West Torrens. 

The Art Prize will enable artists to enter work to contend for first prize of $10,000 or one of the other three categories.

The acquisition of the major prize allows the City of West Torrens to build a collection of work that reflects contemporary South Australian life and the talents of South Australian Artists. 




West Torrens Art Prize Winner 2017, Paul Whitehead 'The Thebbie'

Emerging Artist 2017 Astrid Hocking 'City to the Sea'