Launched in 2013 The Young Archies Competition, organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), invites budding artists aged 5 to 18 years to submit a portrait on paper to this annual prize exhibition.
Young Cairns artists wishing to enter the competition have the opportunity to receive individual guidance and technical support from artist and teacher Adrienne Shaw, before choosing a final work to be posted to the AGNSW.
The Young Archies Competition is judged by the AGNSW Community Engagement Manager and a guest judge. All finalists are displayed at the AGNSW during the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions and online.
Class numbers are limited to 10 students and all art materials and postage costs are included.
Image: Jessica Thompson, age 15, Clare 2018, Winner: 13-15 year olds