The Heart of Gold Festival is a community Arts & Cultural Festival held in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia each May. It is a week-long annual celebration of arts and culture in the Goldfields highlighting the huge variety of events taking place in our community every day. It offers a diverse program of quality performing and visual arts, workshop, exhibitions and theatre. The festival brings Kalgoorlie-Boulder community together through community engagement projects that reflect and celebrate our local arts identity.

Artgold‘s mission (as a non for profit organization - promoting the Arts), is to promote Artistic events, that will enhance community life in the Goldfields. By making the arts accessible to all, we help create a balanced society, where social interaction can take place, through the arts as medium. Thus achieving the following:
  • Promote art and culture participation in the wider Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community.
  • Create performances and Festivals
  • Provide strong pathways for Youth and Indigenous participation in different Art forms
  • Promote the history and cultural identity of the City


Promote and showcase the huge variety of artistic and cultural events taking place in our community every day.

  • Engage the wider local community in arts
  • Provide opportunities for skills and professional development for the arts sector
  • Grow the profile of the Heart of Gold Festival as a cultural tourism drawcard for the region on an annual basis


This contest starts 9 am, Sunday 21st May 2017 and runs until the 5 pm, Sunday 28th May 2017. The contest is open to all ages. Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo.

By submitting, mentioning or hash tagging your images, you are granting permission to Artgold to post the photo onto our website and promotional/social media channels which may include our newsletters, Facebook and Instagram posts.

Entries received will be judged by a judging panel consisting of the Artgold committee members and our festival sponsors.