Darlington Arts Festival

Artwork "Spring Tide" by Glen Whisson

The Darlington Arts Festival has enjoyed a long history of presenting outstanding art.  We have had such an amazing rich and vibrant past filled with incredible talent and passion.

Artists established and emerging, young and old are, once again, be invited to participate in the 2017 festival on Saturday and Sunday the 4th & 5th of November.  

Join us and be a part of it !

Please proceed to the registration section appropriate to the exhibition for which you intend to apply. If you have any difficulties please email the coordinator below and they will be happy to assist.

                                                              The Darlington Arts Festival
                                  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 Festival committee determined that the inclusion of such a prize in the festival proceedings to be a logical, natural progression in the festival's evolution. As such it was resolved to continue with the major art prize for 2017 and beyond.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Reserve Art Prize Entry Form (here)


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 as well as “Best in Show” The categories are:

  • Painting;
  • Printmaking/Drawing/Digital Art;
  • Photography
  • Sculpture/Furniture/Ceramics/Textiles/Jewellery (3D)

For more information contact: [email protected]

Open Art Exhibition Entry Form (here)


This vibrant exhibition is open to all youth aged between 13-18 years. 

For more information contact: [email protected]

Youth Art Exhibition Entry Details (here)

Bernadette-Lee Pitman Spring Youth Art Encouragement Award

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.


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: [email protected]

Junior Art Exhibition Registration Form (here)

                                            Looking forward to seeing your art !