Youth Art Prize

HEROINES AND HEROESThe everyday and the extraordinary

The Purpose of the Waverley Youth Art Prize is to encourage creativity in young artists from within the Waverley Council area. It is an open prize and all entrants work is hung so they get to experience the joy of being an exhibiting artist and seeing an audience appreciate their work and talents. We ask parents, guardians and teachers to respect the age guidelines of the prize. While there are prizes awarded, the joy of being showcased is the real prize.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No silly, it’s an Artwork being thrown through the air by an Olympian!

Some heroes wear capes while others are present in our day to day lives.For the 32nd installment of the Waverley Youth Art Prize we are asking young artists from all over Sydney’s East to explore the idea of heroism. Artists may use the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture, video and animation to create works that incorporate the theme, Heroines and Heroes – the extraordinary and the everyday.

This annual competition began in 1985 and is aimed at students aged 9-18.The Youth Art Prize offers over $3000 in prizes and in 2017, the exhibition will be judged by dynamic duo Phil James and Anna John.

Waverley Library Galleries
32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction
Waverley Library GalleriesMonday–Friday, 9.30am–9pm
Saturday, 9.30am–3pm
Sunday, 1–5pm

Key dates

Entries Open: January 2017

Delivery of Artworks:
Thursday 1 June between 8.00am and 8pm

Opening and announcement of awards:
Thursday 8 June 2016 at 5.00pm

Exhibition open to the public:
Friday 9 June - Wednesday 21 June

Collection of artworks:
Thursday 22June + Friday 22 JUNE

To enter your artwork please click here.

Senior Category – 1st Michael Aroney – The Suitcase
Senior Category – 2nd Xanthe Muston – My Brother Jack
Senior Category –3rd Casey O’Regan – Gaurdia
Senior Category –Highly Commended Elliot Gibson – Mailman
Intermediate Category – 1st Adena Sheps – Judith the Beheader
Intermediate Category – 2nd Caitlin O’Regan – The Living Rainbow
Intermediate Category – 3rd Nour Agiel – Colour of My Life
Intermediate Category – Highly Commended Jamie Grieve – Spider Girl’s Adventures – Saving Gecko
Junior Category – 1st Nadia May – Fuzz and the Owl
Junior Category – 2nd Gabriel Stafford – Not Every Hero Has a Happy Ending
Junior Category – 3rd Otis O’Neill – Iron man After a Bath
Junior Category –Highly Commended Rolf Rafael Lie – Chip Man Vs. Alien Guy
Junior Category – Highly Commended Tilly Groves - When the Whole World is Silent, Even One Voice Becomes Powerful.
Best Interpretation of the Theme Xanthe Muston – My Brother Jack
Best New Media Artwork Lola Levy, Grace Wren, Grace Ingham, Matilda Gosling, Daisy Johnson, Stella Moore, Lucia Moore - Coogee Friends
Best Three dimensional creation Ava Webster – Shadowgirl to the Rescue
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