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Each year, the Visual Stories Art Competition and Exhibition forms an exciting part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival with works displayed before and throughout the event, adding a unique perspective on the festival theme for all to enjoy & contemplate.

The theme of the 2019 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is ‘Wild, Weird & Wonderful’. Artists are asked to respond to the festival theme with a 3D artwork in the form of a sculpture. These will be exhibited at the 2019 Festival site in the Voyager Estate Gardens.

Entrants have the chance to win a share of up $1,750 worth of prizes with winners to be announced at the Visual Stories Launch, on the 1st May 2019, and published online.

For more information please download the entry form below.



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Visual Stories 2018


Artists were asked to respond to the festival ‘Stories that shape us’ with a 3D artwork in the form of a ‘Story Pole’. Works were exhibited at the 2018 festival site in Voyager Estate gardens. Judged by Sandy Tippett from Studio Bistro Gallery, the winners were:

  • 1st Place: Rika Rouw – ‘They came to Margs’
  • 2nd – Kashmir Rouw – ‘Jarrah Totemic Head’
  • 3rd – Ken and Robyn Collins – ‘Encased’
  • Highly Commended – Kerry Sibly – ‘Karrak Ter Building’
  • Highly Commended – Kashmir Rouw – ‘Spirit in the Wood’

Click here to see the winning artworks from 2018.

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