Showcase in Pixels

Ashburton artists - we want you!

Community members across the Shire are asked to show what the Shire of Ashburton means to them for this year’s Showcase in Pixels Competition.

The annual exhibition of artwork from Local Governments is displayed on the iconic 45-metre-high digital tower at the heart of Yagan Square in Perth City.

Residents are encouraged to create an art piece for the opportunity to represent the Shire as the official 2022 Showcase in Pixels submission.

Submission categories are:

  • Junior primary school(s)(Pre-primary - Year 3)
  • Upper primary school(s) (Year 4-6)
  • Secondary school(s) (Year 7-12)
  • Community group(s) / Non-Professional
  • Professional / Digital

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White encouraged residents to submit their artwork for the chance to represent the Shire in the competition.

“In 2019 we were proud to have our submission – an artwork created by Year Two students at Tom Price Primary School – selected to be showcased at Yagan Square and I believe we can do it again,” she said.

“This is great opportunity to showcase what makes our Shire such a great place to live, so I encourage artists of all ages to have a go at creating an artwork for submission.”

Artwork must encompass the Shire in its entirety and can be submitted via the Shire of Ashburton website.

Submissions will close at 4pm on Monday August 22.

The Shire of Ashburton Executive Leadership team will then select one artwork overall that will be submitted on behalf of the Shire.

Guidelines for submission

As the digital tower faces the road, the following guidelines must be strictly adhered to:

  • Content cannot include colours or shapes that could be mistaken for traffic signals, signs or instruction signs
  • Composition should not be chiefly made up of dark images as they will not be visible during the day
  • No commercial advertising/ brands to be displayed

Canvas specifications

Size of canvas: in ratio of height is to width:
1.38 (height) : 1 (width)


For digitally-created banners, please create your submission in this dimension:
896 pixels (height) by 650 pixels (width) and 150DPI

Please submit a word document along with your artwork (maximum of 250 words) to provide an explanation of your submission:

  • how it is created?
  • which medium is used?
  • inspiration behind each element or the composition?

Submit your artwork

Maximum size of ALL attachments is 976.56 MB

 

Submissions close at 4pm on Monday August 22.