Woods Street Youth Art Prize

2022 Woods Street Youth Art Prize Exhibition

The Woods Street Youth Art Prize is a biennial art prize and exhibition that showcases work by young people from Melbourne's west. The next Woods Street Youth Art Prize will be held in 2024. 



The 2022 Woods Street Youth Art Prize showcased 45 artworks created by young people aged 14 to 25 years of age from the western regions of Melbourne.

Displaying a wide range of mediums from paintings to video installation, the biennial art prize enables young people to showcase their creative talents and build confidence in exhibiting their work and a professional creative network.

2022 Prize winners:

Open Category - $1000

'Yesterday's Dream' (self-portrait) by John Mathet

Runner up Open Category - $500

'Spring' by Sophia

Hobsons Bay Artist - $500

'Giving' by Mish Winters

Artist Encouragement Award (under 20) - $200

'This is a girl character that I just drew' by Alannah (Lani) Aranyi

Artist Encouragement Award (over 20) - $200

'Fatherland' by Parminder Kaur

People’s Choice Award - $400

‘A Vibrant Roar’ by Chaitanya Jain

All prizes except the People's Choice Award were presented at an awards ceremony 6pm to 8pm, Friday 18 November 2022.

The People's Choice Award was announced via social media late November 2022.

The exhibition was on display Friday 4 November to Saturday 19 November 2022 at Woods Street Arts Space in Laverton.

As part of the exhibition, Aerosol Art workshops were held for aspiring street artists and Woods Street Arts Space’s Soundstep Studio held an ‘Introduction to studio recording’ workshop for emerging artists.

Missed the exhibition?

Watch it on demand via the Hobsons Bay Creative City YouTube Channel.

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2020 Award Winners

  • Open Category- Danger, Danger, Danger, Danger, Danger by Chelsea Hickman ($600)
  • Runner-up Open Category - Integrity IV by Anni Hagberg ($400)
  • Hobsons Bay Artist Award - Cool Dogs and 2 Minute Noodles by Krystyna Katsouri ($400)
  • People’s Choice Award - Park Jimin portrait by Rachael Castelino ($400)
  • Artist Encouragement Award (under 20) - A New Power - Finding A Voice by Sophia ($200)
  • Artist Encouragement Award (over 20) - Identity Crisis by Kate Lewis ($200)


Award winners for the 2020 Woods Street Youth Art Prize were announced in an online awards ceremony on Thursday 26 November. Presented by the Hobsons Bay Young Citizen of the Year, Augustin Kadende, the livestreamed event celebrated the achievements of all shortlisted artists in the 2020 exhibition.

Missed the ceremony? Watch it on demand via the Hobsons Bay Creative City YouTube Channel.

Want to view the works? Flip through the exhibition catalogue. 


Woods Street Youth Art Prize 2020 Exhibition Catalogue

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