Budding young artists are being invited to turn in their best portrait work, as part of the Young Archie competition.
The competition is being organised as part of the 2018 Archibald Prize regional tour.
The children’s edition of the long-standing Archibald Prize features at the Art Gallery of NSW annually and this year, to coincide with the regional tour to Tamworth, local children have been given the opportunity to create a portrait of a ‘special person’ in their lives.
The competition is open to children between the ages of five to 18 and there are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds.
Artwork will be judged by Bridget Guthrie - Director, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Caroline Downer - Executive Director, Arts North West, and David Darcy – local artist and 2018 Archibald Prize finalist.
One winner and five finalists from each category will be exhibited at Tamworth Regional Gallery from Friday 20 December 2018 until Sunday 27 January 2019.
“The Young Archie competition is a great opportunity for students to try their hand at creating a portrait of someone who plays an important role in their life,” Ms Guthrie said.
“For the lucky winners and finalists of each category, there will also be the buzz of seeing their artwork on display at the gallery, right next to this year’s esteemed Archibald Prize finalists.”
The Archibald Prize regional tour is a free exhibition and will be open from Saturday 1 December 2018 until Sunday 27 January 2019.
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