Youth Art Prize

The Waverley Youth Art Prize encourages creativity in young artists from across Sydney. It is open to anyone aged between 9 – 18 years old who is living, studying or even simply who plays in Sydney’s East. All artworks are hung so that future artists get to experience the joy of exhibiting  and see an audience appreciate their work. Young artists also go in the running to receive encouragement awards including art packs and vouchers to attend classes at local institutions such as the National Art School.

The Waverley Youth Art Prize responds to a different theme each year. In 2021 the theme is:

We are Family  
Ancestors, Bloodlines and Belonging

We asked young artists to create an artwork in any medium which responds to this provocation. View the exhibition in the flesh at Waverley Library from 3 - 28 June 2021.

2021 Winners

Senior First Place Claudia Shagrin - "Here with me"
Senior Second Place Tim Senior-Skinner- Family Secrets
Senior Third Place logan McAuliffe- A Hidden Message
Senior Highly Commended Chloe Colman- Nan's House
Intermediate First Place Joao Coelho - Cornelius- The Family Tree
Intermediate Second Place Isabella McIntosh- Love & Inspiration
Intermediate Third Place Aliya Yang- From the Sun
Intermediate Highly Commended olivia Du- Self portrait
Junior First Place Zac Lusthaus- Families at the airport
Junior Second Place Nikita Mocsari- My Great Grandfather Claudius
Junior Third Place Oliver Isaac- The Duck Family
Junior Highly Commended Tiffany- My Brother
Best Interpretation of the Theme Molly North- So Much More
Best Video Coco and Jet Batu-Sampson- We have so much to learn from our FAMILY
Best Sculpture Ariel Berger- A Family Lunch
Mayors Prize Talia Lapedus- Timeless
Mayors Prize Pearl Collins- The Warmth and Character of the Collins Clan

Key dates 

21 May - Submissions close

3 June - Exhibition launch and prize recipients announced

2 - 28 June - Exhibition live at Waverley Library

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