Mandjar Art Awards 2021
Due to the uncertainty and restrictions created by Covid 19 the much anticipated Mandjar Art Awards have been postponed for 2021. The exhibition has been great opportunity for artists of all levels to display their work and participate in our vibrant local arts community. With this in mind we will be reviewing the current format of the awards and announcing any changes for our 2022 program.
The Alcoa Gallery features a full program of events for 2021 and we are working towards creating new and exciting opportunities for our arts community in our additional spaces to engage with the viewing public. We look forward to presenting our program and encourage everyone to visit the gallery spaces and participate in the experience of the artwork we have on offer.
The Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery presents diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks. The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Foyer Galleries were created with our community in mind – with a more commercial approach these galleries are curated to represent emerging and early career artists.
Touring exhibitions provide access to quality artists and cultural experiences not otherwise available within the region. As with the performance spaces, the Gallery also promotes a range of education and public programs directly associated with the exhibition program presented during the year. This program is provided to foster audience development and enhance visitation to the Gallery exhibitions.
The Galleries are open during all box office hours and during performances in the Boardwalk and Fishtrap Theatres. Each exhibition has an official opening event and is always open invitation to all members of our community to come along and see the new works installed, whilst enjoying the company of artists over a glass of wine or two.
Exhibitions are programmed approximately two to three years in advance and feature:
Mandjar Art Awards
Community access exhibitions featuring local artists and cultural organisations
Touring exhibitions presented in partnership with significant Australian arts and cultural organisations.
A key objective of the Gallery’s program is to support artists within the local community and provide professional development opportunities associated with the exhibition program.