Art Show

SWANCON is a celebration of creativity in all its different forms, and the SWANCON Art Show is an opportunity for members of the SWANCON community to display and sell original works of art in any medium: pencil, paint, leather, lace, plaster, CG, paper and steel. Everyone has the capacity to create something interesting; everyone is an artist.

The theme of the 2016 artshow is ‘Space Oddities and Labyrinths’. This theme is meant as a source of inspiration; not a limit to the topics of artwork submitted.

General Information for Audience

Audience members may not photograph or video the Art Show without the express permission of the organisers and artists.

Audience entry is free to all SWANCON members.

Swancon Art Show Information and Entry Guidelines

All submitted works are eligible for both Judges and People’s Choice awards in the categories of Open (Semi-professional), Open (Amateur), and Under-12s. Works by West Australian artists and displayed for the first time may also be eligible for a West Australian 2016 Tin Duck award.

Artists may put their works up for sale via a silent auction and may specify their own minimum price. Works attracting 5 bids will be auctioned at the close of the show.

Art Show Rules

, General Information for Artists

Entry is open to all, although preference will be given to members of SWANCON 2016. There is a $5.00 entry fee per artwork submitted in the Open categories. There is no entry fee for artwork submitted into the Under-12s category.

Art work will be collected at the convention on Thursday 24th March, and taken down on Saturday 26th March. To pre-book a space (especially for larger artwork) please email

Although multiple entries are allowed, space is limited so we will accept entries on a first-come-first-served basis, and the organisers reserve the right to limit an artist to reasonable numbers of entries. 

If you are unable to attend the show in person, you may submit your entry by mail, although additional conditions apply. 

You must state on the entry form if the piece is an original or a reproduction.
Reproductions or prints from digitally created works are allowed, though only one copy of any particular piece may be hung. All work must be the original work of the artist. All reproduction rights remain the property of the artist. 

Works judged by the organisers to be offensive or libellous will not be permitted in the show. If you are in doubt as to whether your work is acceptable, please contact the organisers in advance. SWANCON reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason it sees fit.

Display Regulations

All submitted works must be ready to display, mounted, or framed. They must be finished and dry. No finishing touches will be allowed during the course of the show, although permission may be sought from organisers if repairs are required.

All artwork must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name and contact phone number. If possible, please also include e-mail and postal addresses. All artwork must be able to withstand reasonable, careful handling.

 Once entered into the show, the conditions of sale may not be changed.
Once on display, no work may be withdrawn before the end of the show.
Flat art work will be hung from one or more hooks on vertical panels (e.g. fabric-covered office partitions). Lightweight flat works may be attached to panels with adhesive velcro dots (supplied). Artists may hang their own work or allow the organisers to do this.

Three dimensional (3-D) works will be placed on tables. Small items such as jewellery will ideally come with their own display case. If you cannot arrange a display case, please inform the art show directors well in advance. Multiple 3-D pieces—not necessarily by the same artist—may be displayed on the same table and all care will be taken to ensure the works are displayed to the advantage of each piece.
Artists may also bring their own display setup, but will be required to set up the display themselves.

Art show
Published: 18:55 on Jan 15, 2016
Last Updated: 13:30 on Jan 20, 2016