Now in its 18th year, the annual As We Are Art Award is the state’s premier exhibition showcasing Western Australian artists with intellectual disability.
The Award aims to empower artists with intellectual disability to express themselves creatively and share their work with the WA community.
Artists are invited to submit their best artwork, either two- or three-dimensional and in any artform, with all works available for sale.
Each year the Award attracts an average ofof 150 artists from around the state, ranging from those who are just beginning their creative journey or whom practice recreationally, to those who are emerging or established professional artists.
Entrants compete for seven highly coveted art awards, each with a corresponding cash prize of $500. Artworks are judged by a professional independent panel - this year, visual artists’ David Guhl, Kate Leslie, Tom Freeman and Jade Dolman. The judges also award a number of certificates of high commendation for outstanding works. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award.

Venue Access

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is easily accessible by foot, ride-share or public transport including bus, train or ferry from South Perth.
Positioned adjacent to the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay train station and bus port or 10 minutes to Perth Underground train station.
Perth has a free bus service that operates around the CBD. These buses are called CATS (central area transport service) and service the free transit zone (FTZ) which are clearly marked around the city.
Secure parking managed by the City of Perth is available and conveniently located beneath PCEC, accessible via three lifts providing direct building access.
The main drop off and pick up location is via the Plaza entry adjacent to the Adina Apartment Hotel Perth and provides direct access to Level 1. Level 1 consists of the exhibition halls, the Vocus Boardrooms, and speaker preparation rooms.
The main pedestrian entrance is a short walk from St Georges Terrace or the bus port via Mill St, the connecting walkways, arriving on Level 2.
There are approximately 5,000 car parking bays within a 10 minute walk of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The City of Perth Convention Centre Car Park is located directly under the Centre and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Access is via Mill St, Mounts Bay Rd, or the Riverside Dv off-ramp from Mitchell Freeway. Direct access to PCEC during opening hours via central foyer lift and staircases. Contact: 1300 889 613
For further information on City of Perth parking visit:

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