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. It was resolved to continue with the major art prize for 2017 and beyond.
The prize is known as The Darlington Arts Festival Reserve Art Prize.
The prize is acquisitive (ownership of the work transfers to DAF).
We welcome submissions from established artists both local and from throughout the rest of WA.
Last year available space for displaying submissions was very limited. This year the committee will make available the entire Darlington Lesser Hall offering approximately 60 spaces for artwork to be displayed.