Morawa Art Awards & Exhibition

The Morawa Art Show and Exhibition is a biennial event that brings together a large section of our regional community in support of local arts and culture. It encourages and fosters artistic merit amongst rural communities and supports talents amongst the Indigenous and youth of our region.

8th Biennial Art Awards & Exhibition

The Shire of Morawa has accepted entries from 130 artists from across Western Australia to make the one of the 8th Biennial Art Awards & Exhibition  Mid West region’s largest and most vibrant visual arts displays.

Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation Evening: Friday 5th August 2022.

Exhibition showing to Sunday 14th August 2022 at the Morawa Town Hall.

Click here to view the 2022 Morawa Art Awards & Exhibition Photo Gallery


2022 Morawa Art Exhibition Award Winners

Shire of Morawa Acquisitive Award
Lakeside Arboretum I
Works on Canvas
Dust Storm (Perenjori 1977)
Works on Paper
Lakeside Arboretum I
Indigenous Art
Mid West Indigenous Art
Spirits of our Homelands
3-Dimensional Art
Blue Monk 1
The Flower of Joy
Young Artist (5-12 yrs)
“The Hummingbird”
Youth Art (13-18yrs old)
“Through the Years”

Highly Commended Works

Leon Holmes
Feeding the Chooks
Lesley Meaney
Land of the Rainbow Gold #2
Betty McLean
Transformed by Spring
Kelli Dawson
Tins of Fish and Campfires II
Veronica McGrath
Pete the Sheep
Ellie Morris
Rainbow Burst
Milly Collins
Frog and the Lily Pad
Emily Traylen-Witt
Natures’ Palette

Art & Photography Workshops

The Shire of Morawa welcomed support from Tourism WA through the Regional Events Scheme who provided funding towards the Art Exhibition and enabled the Shire to host two free Art workshops that will be held in conjunction with the event.


A photography workshop and tour with well known photographer Tony Tropiano took participants on an adventure across some of the regions most picturesque and Instagram-worthy local wildflower hotspots and landscapes while an evening workshop with Award Winning artist Loretta Egan will taught artists dot painting techniques and an opportunity to learn the stories behind Loretta’s art.

The 2022 Morawa Art Awards and Exhibition is supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions.

 The Shire of Morawa would like to sincerely thank our event sponsors:

The Government of Western Austratila, QUBE Logisitics, Karara Mining, The Hon. Steve Martin MLC, Member for the Agricultural Region and the Hon Melissa Price MP, Federal Member for Durack.

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Further enquiries, contact Emily Sutherland Left of Centre Concepts and Events, M: 0427 426 596 or email

The Awards will feature a $20,000 prize pool which will include the following prizes. 

Awards Prize
Shire of Morawa Acquisitive Award $7,500
Mid West Indigenous Award $3,500
Indigenous Award $1,750
Best Work on Canvas $1,750
Best work on Paper $1,750
Best Three-Dimensional Piece $1,750
Photography Award $900
Young Artist $100
Youth Artist $500
People's Choice $500

The Morawa Art Exhibition and awards were last held in 2018, which saw local artist Loretta Egan win the coveted Acquisitive Award for her piece titled “Everlastings”.

Cr Chappel and L. Egan

2018 Shire of Morawa
Acquisitive Award  Winner

2018 Shire of Morawa Acquisitive Art Award Winner – “Everlastings" by Loretta Egan.

“Everlastings" by Loretta Egan.

2016 Shire of Morawa
Acquisitive Award  Winner

2016 Shire of Morawa <br> Acquisitive Art Award Winner – “Australian Song 2” by Leesa Padget

“Australian Song 2” by Leesa Padget.