The Vasse Art Award (VAA) exhibition offers the art lover a unique opportunity to purchase diverse artworks from established and emerging artists.

Returning 3-10 April 2021, the event will feature an array of new and vibrant visual art from acrylics, inks, oils and watercolour to sculpture and mixed-media.

Vasse Primary School principal Sinan Kerimofski said the school was thrilled to host the event once again and to watch the school transform into an art gallery.

Funds raised since the VAA’s inception in 2004 have helped the school to develop its middle school playground, provide smart boards in classrooms, install a roof between demountable classrooms, and to refurbish the school canteen. The VAA continues to challenge, involve and inspire young people, local residents and the wider community.

“The event is now nationally recognized and provides much-needed funds for our school. Our students really enjoy the authentic art experiences when they visit the exhibition during the day,” Mr Kerimofski explained.

VAA Committee member Anna Simpson said she was excited to be part of an event that had such a creative and positive impact on the Vasse Primary School and community.

“It’s rewarding to know the funds raised from the event will enrich our children’s education, and all future students who attend the school,” Ms Simpson said.

The VAA generates significant social and economic benefit for the community and ultimately aims to:

  • Increase the capacity of local artists to present and sell their work
  • Increase cultural infrastructure in the region
  • Create opportunities for organisations and groups to share knowledge and experiences
  • Support business mentorships and volunteer development
  • Foster curatorial skills development

The VAA Committee will continue to raise the profile of the event to attract more national and international artists while giving local artists a platform to showcase their work.