About The Heart of Annandale

The Heart of Annandale Art Exhibition & Prize is an annual event held in Annandale and owned by the Inner West. Members of the community are invited to submit artworks that respond to each year’s theme. Artworks are judged according to their exploration of the theme in relation to the Sydney’s Inner West.

Special Events

Key Dates

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Submission Deadline: 28 February
Opening Soiree: March 8, 4pm
Awards Night: March 15, 7pm
Exhibition Open: March 8 - 16, 10am - 5pm

Opening Soirée

Saturday March 8, 4-6pm

Come along and celebrate the opening of Heart of Annandale 2014! We'll have wine and cheese and enjoy the experimental sounds of Sydney double-bassist, Elsen Price. Meet with local artists and vote in the People's Choice.

LOST in Leichhardt

March 8-9

Heart of Annandale pleased to be part of the 2014 Leichhardt Open Studio Trail (LOST). To join one of the guided bicycle tours and check what else is on, visit http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Community/Arts-and-Culture/Current-Arts-and-Culture-Projects/LOST

Playtime for Kids!

Wednesday March 12, 10:30-11:30am

A time for parents and kids to meet friends and play amongst the art. Morning tea and coffee provided.

Art After Hours

Wednesday March 12, 7pm-9pm

Visit Heart of Annandale after hours and be treated to the classical guitar sounds of Brett Gomez.

Art After Hours

Thursday March 13, 7pm-9pm

Come along in the evening for wine and cheese and a musical treat from Sydney musicians Cameron Henderson and Ben Goodger.

Art After Hours

Friday March 14, 7pm-9pm

Friday night musical entertainment brought to you by Pat O'Grady.

Awards Night

Saturday March 16, 7-9pm

Find out the winners of the 2014 Heart of Annandale Prizes and see who takes home the $1000 People's Choice Award.

2014 Categories

aq_block_1-North Annandale Hotel Mixed Media Prize ($500 )

North Annandale Hotel Mixed Media Prize ($500 )

painting, pastel, pencil, charcoal, ink, collage, stencil, still-life, mono-print, etching, cartoon…

aq_block_1-Du Moulin Photography & Digital Art Prize ($500 of framing )

Du Moulin Photography & Digital Art Prize ($500 of framing )

graphic design, computer animation, typography, lettering, scanning, digital painting, glitch art…

aq_block_1-Du Moulin Photography & Digital Art Prize ($500 of framing )

Du Moulin Photography & Digital Art Prize ($500 of framing )

infrared, panoramic, candid, black & white, kirlian, pinhole, time-lapse, ultraviolet, landscape, underwater…

aq_block_1-Booth St Bistro Short Film Prize ($500)

Booth St Bistro Short Film Prize ($500)

datamosh, documentary, black & white, animation, handmade, comedy, slow motion, daumenkino, mime…

aq_block_3-Reitsma Constructions Short Story Prize ($500)

Reitsma Constructions Short Story Prize ($500)

poetry, prose, parable, comic, anecdote, fable, satire, drabble, feghoot, fiction, non-fiction, vignette...

aq_block_3-Cafe on Johnston Primary School Art Prize ($200)

Cafe on Johnston Primary School Art Prize ($200)

painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, short film, short story...

aq_block_3-Heart of Annandale High School Art Prize ($200)

Heart of Annandale High School Art Prize ($200)

painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, short film, short story...

aq_block_3-Fat Fish Youth Choice Award ($200)

Fat Fish Youth Choice Award ($200)

painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, short film, short story...

aq_block_5-Village Church People's Choice Award ($1000)

Village Church People's Choice Award ($1000)

painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, short film, short story...

2014 Theme

In 2014, Heart of Annandale seeks to profile artworks that explore the theme of “Story” in relation to Annandale and the Inner West generally. Artists are invited to create and submit artworks that tell a story about Annandale.

Heart of Annandale is seeking artworks that provide an insightful representation of this community – whether it pertains to a particular moment or personal experience, an observed occurrence, a place, an emotional or intellectual response, cultural insight, the natural or man-made environment or a historic, current, future, factual or fictional story. We are looking for striking works that would resonate with locals, intrigue tourists and engage passers-by.

Stuck for where to begin? Have a go at considering some of the following questions as a starting point to generate ideas:
What do you see when you look at Annandale?
What’s a memorable experience that you have had in Annandale?
What have other’s told you about life the Inner West?
What is your favorite place in Annandale? Why?
What does the media say about the Inner West?
What people have you met in Annandale?

Terms and Conditions

 

Please click the button below to access the Heart of Annandale 2014 Terms and Conditions. Be sure to read these carefully before submitting your work. Works that do not comply with these terms and condition will not be accepted.

 

Terms and Conditions

Entry Form

How to enter:

Entries are now closed! Come and see the exhibition of those who did enter and vote for your favorite!

 

2014 Entry Form

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