Home

Kimberley artists invited to submit work for 51st Annual Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize

Sam JonesBroome Advertiser
Overall KAPP winner Joshua Cocking from Broome was unable to attend. This was his winning submission, a self-portrait '14-years remote'
Camera IconOverall KAPP winner Joshua Cocking from Broome was unable to attend. This was his winning submission, a self-portrait '14-years remote' Credit: Supplied / Shire of Derby-West K/Shire of Derby-West K

Artists around the Kimberley are being invited to submit their work for the region’s most prestigious award, the Kimberley Art and Photographic Prize.

Known as the longest running art prize in Western Australia, the KAPP has been run by the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley since 1970 and sees the best works exhibited at the Derby Airport terminal building.

Last year, Broome painter Joshua Cocking was announced as the winner in the acquisitive art category for his artwork “14 years remote”, and was awarded the $10,000 prize.

Another Broome-based creative, photographer Rocky McKenzie, won the overall photographic acquisitive prize with his image, “Our ancestors among us.”

The two Broome locals shone above more than 130 other entrants.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.

READ NOW

As a special 50-year-celebration last year, all winning artworks from the half-century of competition were displayed side-by-side.

Entries for the 2022 competition close on Friday, May 27 at 4pm, with the exhibition to be held between July 3 and July 17.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails