Young Archie competition open for entries

Finalists to be exhibited at Tweed Regional Gallery

Friday 16 October, 2020

Budding artists between the ages of five and 18 are encouraged to brush up on their portrait skills and submit an entry to the Young Archie competition. 

The Young Archie competition is part of the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour that will be on display at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre from Friday 22 January until Sunday 7 March 2021. 

Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM said the Young Archie competition is open to residents of the Tweed, Ballina, Byron and Kyogle shires, Lismore City and the Gold Coast. 

"This is an amazing opportunity for young artists to be involved in a prestigious prize and showcase the talent we have in our region. The portrait should be of someone who is known to them and plays a significant role in their lives," she said. 

"The competition will be judged based on merit and originality by renowned artist Victoria Reichelt, who will also have a solo exhibition at the Gallery at the time of the 2020 Archibald Prize Regional Tour.

"The finalists from each category will have the honour of being exhibited at Tweed Regional Gallery."

There are four age categories for the Young Archie competition ranging from 5-8 years old up to 16-18 years old and entry is free of charge.

One winner will be chosen in each category and will receive prizes provided by the exhibition sponsor ANZ Bank and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. 

WHAT: Young Archie competition 

WHO: Artists between the ages of five and 18 years old from Tweed, Ballina, Byron and Kyogle shires, Lismore City and the Gold Coast

WHEN: Entries close on Friday 4 December 2020

WHERE: Download entry forms at artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/YoungArchie 

CONTACT: All enquiries to galleryeducation@tweed.nsw.gov.au, telephone 02 6670 2712