Recipients of the Inaugural Youth Art Awards were announced last night, Friday 24 June 2022, at the award presentation held at the Emerald Art Gallery.
Youth across the Central Highlands Region between the ages of 10 and 25 participated and submitted 61 stunning pieces.
‘This is the first year of an arts awards competition and presentation dedicated to our youth and we had a fantastic turnout’ says Mayor Kerry Hayes.
‘Congratulations to the deserving young artists, and thank you to all who submitted an entry,’ he added.
All entries will be exhibited at the Emerald Art Gallery Monday to Friday between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm until 29 July 2022.
Central Highlands Regional Council Youth Art Awards 2022 Recipients
Category 1: 18-25 years 2-Dimensional Artwork
- First: Number 2, Lilly Hardy for Inner Colour
- Second: Number 3, Lilly Hardy for Labelled Disabled by Mind
- Highly Commended, Number 1, Kajal Chandra for The Blue Plane & Red Barn
Category 3: 18-25 years Photography & Digital Artwork
- First: Number 5, Bridget Mackay for Widow
- Second: Number 4, Bridget Mackay for Rooftop Sunset
Category 4: 14-17 years 2-Dimensional Artwork (24 entries)
- First: Number 27, Erin Godfrey for Colosseum
- Second: Number 15, Caitlin Sheen for Rapunzel
- Highly Commended: Number 18, Vicky Linnell for Fast Food
- Highly Commended: Number 24, Meisha Greentree for Dumb Cats
- Highly Commended: Number 25, Tori Kavanagh for Beauty of the Botanic
Category 5: 14-17 years 3-Dimensional Artworks
- First: Number 34, Cera Riley for Branches of Society
- Second: Number 33, Mariella Reyes for Teddy
- Highly Commended: Number 31, Shuvandi Pretorius for Sad Boy
Category 7: Junior 10-13 years 2-Dimensional Artworks (22 entries in this category)
- First: Number 38, Sarah Lablack for When Rain comes
- Second: Number 43, Lindy Johnson for Fractured Emu
- Highly Commended: Number 51, Olivia Paine for Mighty Ocean
- Highly Commended: Number 41, Leearna Barbeler for Jimmy the Chicken
Category 8: Junior 10-13 years 3-Dimensional Artwork
- First: Number 61, Phoenix Carver for the Wired Face of Mikayla
- Second: Number 60, Layla Davidson for Ellie the Elephant
No entries were received for the following categories
- Category 2, 18-25 years, 3-Dimensional Artwork
- Category 6, 14-17 years, Photography & Digital Artwork
- Category 9, 10-13 years, Photography & Digital Artwork
CHRC Youth Art Awards People’s Choice Award 2022
- Number 60, Layla Davidson for Ellie the Elephant
A catalogue with information on all entries can be found in the Emerald Art Gallery.