Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate - Art Competition 2021


We are calling for artwork submissions from artists with disability including drawings, graphic art or paintings to be part of our Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate – Art Competition and Exhibition. This event will provide artists with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents and promote themselves and their artworks.

Now in its third year, Willoughby City Council is hosting an art competition for people 18+ living with disability, experiencing social isolation or at risk of marginalization. Artists of all abilities are encouraged to submit a work.

Exhibition details



  • For people living with disability, experiencing social isolation or at risk of marginalization
  • Maximum 2 entries per artist
  • Over 18s only


Entry is free.


Artworks submitted must reflect one or more of the three themes being showcased during Social Inclusion week:  Connect, Collaborate, Celebrate.

Medium and Size

The artworks submitted can included drawings, graphic art and paintings and be no larger than 100cmx100cm.

Photos or scans of the artwork should be 2480x3508 pixels at 600dpi (recommended) and in a well-lit environment if taken as a photo.  Provide your name and your artwork name on the submitted file, e.g.: “Jan Brown - Connection.jpg”.  These images may be sent with Application Form 1 or Form 2.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

You agree to the Terms and Conditions of entry by signing and submitting Application Form 1

Key Dates

Each artwork must comply with the following dates in order to be eligible for the competition.

Online Application (Form 1) must be received by Willoughby City Council (or email to on or before 5pm, 29 October 2021

Apply Online

5.00pm Friday, 29 October 2021

Artwork(s) and completed Artwork Submission (Form 2)(PDF, 293KB) delivered to:

Chatswood Library Foyer, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Monday, 29 November 2021

10.00am-1.00pm | 2.00pm-4.30pm


The Art Space on the Concourse 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

1 – 12 December,

Wednesday-Sunday, 11.00am-5.00pm

Morning Tea & Winner announced:

The Art Space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

11.00am Friday, 3 December 2021


The overall winner will be awarded a $500 pre-paid voucher and offered the opportunity to hold a solo artwork exhibition at the Dougherty Community Centre.

The two (2) Runner-Up entries will be award a $100 pre-paid voucher each.

All entrants will be present a Certificate of Participation at the invitation only morning tea.

Morning Tea Event

Prizes will be announced and awarded by Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney at the invitation only morning tea celebrating International Day of People with Disability.

Date   Friday, 3 December 2021 at 11.00am
Location     The Art Space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood 

Please note:       This will be an invitation only event as attendee numbers will be limited.