Woods Street Youth Art Prize 2020

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Shortlisted entries for the 2020 Woods Street Youth Art Prize have been announced!

Congratulations to the following entrants:

Thien Nguyen - You’re old enough to ask yourself

Iris Pavlidi - BlueKing

Carmen Butcher-Feary - Digital Portrait of YUNGBLUD (Dominic Harrison)

Charliese Allen - Power Within

Christina Chester - Within Wisdom Rests Beauty

Disha Raybarman- The voice of the stars

Ilia Sietsma - Gladiolus woman

Leon Zhan - 2020

John Mathet - Power of unity, Together We Stand

John Mathet - The voice of tomorrow

Miranda Gurtler - Second skin

Nathnael Haile - walk the talk

Nathnael Haile - around

Rachael Castelino - Park Jimin portrait

Sachitha Dinessh - Coloured Inside

Sophia S - A New Power - Finding A Voice

Anni Hagberg - Integrity IV

Chelsea Hickman - Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger

Heejoo Park - No title #1

Heejoo Park - No title #2

Joshua Griffin - Lucid 

Joshua Griffin - Daring

Jess Walters - Return to Her

Jett Dalmau - Recycled Category: Flat

Kate Lewis - Identity Crisis

Krystyna Katsouri - Porco Rosso - Still Life

Krystyna Katsouri - Porco Rosso - Cool Dogs and 2 Minute Noodles

Mythra Sage - Emerge

Yuchen Xin - Yeah?

Tarin Porter - Illusory Pause

Tram Mai - Unity in Green

Virtual exhibition 13-28 November 2020

Join us for an innovative, virtual exhibition, presented from Laverton’s Woods Street Arts Space and beamed straight to your lounge room!

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize showcases the artistic talent and innovation of young people aged 14 to 25 from Melbourne’s western region. In 2020, exhibiting artists will respond to the theme ‘A New Power – Finding a Voice’ with a diverse and creative selection of works.

Using cutting edge VR technology, this year’s Woods Street Youth Art Prize will take the exhibition experience online.

The virtual exhibition is available to view from 13-28 November, accompanied by an engaging digital program featuring a virtual exhibition tour, talks, online workshops and more. Stay tuned!

Prize categories

  • Open Category $600
  • Runner-up Open Category $400
  • Hobsons Bay Artist Award $400
  • People’s Choice Award $400 New in 2020!
  • Artist Encouragement Award (under 20) $200
  • Artist Encouragement Award (over 20) $200

Prize winners will be announced in a virtual celebration on Thursday 26 November, 7pm-8pm.

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize exhibition and associated programs are curated and produced by the Hobsons Bay Emerging Curators Program (ECP) committee. ECP is a professional development program that sees professional curators and arts managers mentor and support young aspiring curators.