The Cossack team is currently working on sourcing an exciting Artist, who will take will take up residence in Cossack for four weeks as part of the 2019 Cossack Art Awards. The 2019 Artist in Residence and their program of events will be announced SOON...

The prestigious Artist in Residence program is sponsored by the Awards principal partner, Rio Tinto, and provides an opportunity for a selected artist to immerse themselves in the unique and inspiring surrounds of Cossack. During their time in residence, the select Artist will be available for a series of public events along with producing a work inspired by the Pilbara.

City of Karratha Mayor, Peter Long said the Cossack Art Awards provide an incredible experience for local artists and attract entrants from across Australia. “Our annual Cossack Art Awards allow us to showcase our exceedingly talented local artists alongside works from all over Australia. In addition to this, through the generous support of our business community, we are able to shine a national spotlight on the region and promote the Cossack area as an artistic hub right here in the North West,” Cr Long said. “The Artist in Residence program is an opportunity for an exceptional artist to live among the history and beauty of Cossack, allowing them to focus on their creativity full time.” he said.

Artwork entries for the 26th annual Cossack Art Awards will open mid March 2019, with up to 300 works being accepted for exhibition. Entries should be two dimensional, by artists who currently live in Australia and all pieces must be completed at the time of entry.

Winners will be announced at the Cossack Art Awards gala awards presentation on July 20, 2019.

Check out last years Artist in Residence, Monty Montgomery here.

More information is available at with updates and event news on the Cossack Art Awards Facebook page.