Wattle Day 2023

Wattle Day 2023

By Tanya

July 27, 2023

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2023 WATTLE DAY – Plein Air Competition

2nd of September 2023

The City of South Perth Historical Society has kindly invited the Western Australian Society of Arts to host an En Plein Air competition as part of their Wattle Day in Windsor Park Heritage and Art Fair. Wattle Day will be held on Saturday, the 2nd of September in and around Heritage House (Gallery & Cultural Centre) in South Perth. South Perth holds a special place in WASA’s history. This was where many of the founders of the Wilgie Sketching Club (later to become the West Australian Society of Arts) lived and painted.


The competition is open to all artists and all mediums. You do not have to be a member of the WASA (though we would love you to be).

The Plein Air runs from 9 am until 1 pm. This gives the judge and general public a chance to view and vote. Don’t forget the City of South Perth Historical Society will be hosting lots of activities and events during the day.

All artists must pay, register and have their paper or canvas stamped prior to the event. Our registry is open between 8 am – 9.30 am at Windsor Park under the marque. Look for our WASA’s welcome flag.

The entry fee is $15 per artwork. We will only accept work that has a WASA stamp on the back.

Artists are encouraged to capture South Perth’s local landmarks and landscapes.

WASA will provide a list of areas of note for those unfamiliar with the area.

Artists are also encouraged to bring their easels to display their finished work.

The first prize is $1000 and People’s Choice is $500.

For children under 16, it is free to enter. Please note, all young children must be accompanied by an adult.

The winners will be announced at 2 pm.

Artists can sell their artwork to the public.


The City of South Perth Historical Society is located at Heritage House, 111 Mill Point Rd, South Perth (opposite the Windsor Hotel). There is parking throughout South Perth but most require purchasing a ticket

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