Meta 2019

META 2019 art and design exhibition for year 11 and 12 will be on show 5-24 August

submissions for META exhibition are now CLOSED

teachers can email if you want your name on the META email list.

We are here to talk by phone or email if you are having a problem.
We can accept a maximum of 3 art and 3 design entries per school

Photographs can be submitted through art and design but in 2019 we welcome 3 photo-media entries per school from students studying photography/digital media.


The META art and design exhibition will be presented by North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT) in August.
The exhibition showcases innovative and exciting creative works completed by year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Visual Art/ Design or Media courses.
META complements North Metro TAFE’s prestigious art, design and photography programs and acknowledges the excellence and originality of budding artist/designers/photographers in senior secondary schools across WA.

We would like to encourage entries from and consolidate our relationships with students in the following courses –

·         VET Art & Design Certificates

·         Design – General

·         Design – ATAR

·         Visual Arts – General

·         Visual Arts – ATAR

·         Photography studies


Prizes are awarded for the most outstanding works selected for exhibition. The prizes is a NMTAFE short course in art, design or media.

Certificates of excellence will be issued to the exhibiting students.
NMTAFE short courses voucher is valid for 12 months but may be subject to change. NMTAFE short courses are not assessed, they are for over 16 years and they are after hours.

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Awards will be announced at the event launch at North Metro TAFE’s Gallery Central Tuesday 6 August 2019.
Exhibition on show 5-24 August at 12 Aberdeen St, Northbridge.

All Western Australian Years 11 and 12 secondary school students who are currently studying any Visual Art and/or Design WACE or VET courses or other Photo Media are invited to submit works via their teacher for selection in META.

·         Schools are responsible for the pre-selection of up to a maximum of 3 art and 3 design and 3 photo media entries per school (photos or video works submitted by art or design students count as art or design entries)

·         We would welcome a variety of entries from ATAR, VET and General Studies.

·         Only one submission per student

·         Schools will ensure that submitted work does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person or corporation and that it is the students’ original work.


1.          Work submitted must have been completed during the year of entry ().

2.          Do not submit offensive, dangerous or unstable works.

3.          Works using power must be tagged for compliance.

4.          All work must be well constructed and suitable for exhibition purposes.

5.          Work must either be provided ready-to-hang – either framed or able to be displayed as is.

6.          It is preferred that works on paper be mounted and framed with perspex, not glass.

7.          If an art/design work comprises several components, directions for layout must be supplied.

8.          NMT reserves the right to display works as they see appropriate.

9.          All due care and attention will be taken with the works submitted. However, NMT accepts no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to works during  drop-off, storage or exhibition.

10.       Any work included in the exhibition must remain on display for the period of the exhibition and must not be removed


Panels formed by the art, design and photography schools of North Metro TAFE will review all works submitted and recommend works to be exhibited. Their decision is final.
Judging for this award will focus on creativity, the exploration of ideas and skills.

Closing date for submission of entries:
digital images together with online entry forms must be submitted by:
Friday 31 May
Schools will be advised of work selected for exhibition Friday 28 June
Delivery of work to Gallery Central:
works selected for exhibition must be delivered between 9 and 5 or by appointment
Monday 29 July
Exhibition Opening: 6pm Tuesday 6 Aug
Exhibition public opening times
(M-F 10.00-16.30, SAT 12-4):
Mon 5 Aug – Fri 24 August
Works must be collected:

Contact  or ring 9427 1318 if you need to make delivery or collection arrangements

Monday 26 August

We look forward to working with you this year
Best wishes, Thelma and Predrag

Gallery Central

North Metropolitan TAFE

Online entry form:


The meta 2018 art and design exhibition will be presented by North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT) in August 2018. The exhibition showcases innovative and exciting creative works completed by year 11 and 12 students enrolled in visual art and design courses.
  • Student's Details

  • Teacher's Details

  • Artwork information

    Please only submit ONE artwork per form for each student. For further information regarding entries, please contact: Indicate any special requirements/info – orientation, sequence.
  • Please provide accurate finished framed dimensions (L/W/H)
  • (oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, mixed media work etc)
  • This would describe the intention and meaning of your work as well as the creative processes and design thinking that you applied to develop it. Approximately 80 – 100 words. North Metropolitan TAFE reserves the right to edit text. Please proof read and correct student's grammar and spelling before submitting.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, doc.
    Please upload an image appropriate for judges to gain a good appreciation of students artwork. High resolution photos in the following formats only - jpg, jpeg, gif, png or pdf. Please keep sizes to under 5MB each. You are welcome to upload a detail of painting, drawing or sculpture to assist judges' discernment of technical finish.
    Your submission photography therefore is extremely important and as a guide for taking the best possible photos of artwork, using simple lighting and camera techniques, please watch a short instructional video here to help you achieve the best result. Film, sound or multimedia artworks should be uploaded to YouTube. Email us for instructions or if you have a problem
  • Please upload your video on YouTube, make it Private or Unlisted and post the link in the field above. If unsure how to create a YouTube account and upload the video please email us for detailed instructions.
    • Entrants agree that their artwork: does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person or corporation and that it is their own original work; and
    • Can be reproduced either in whole or part by North Metro TAFE for education and promotion purposes • Agree this is the student’s original work.