26 February - 24 April 2022
Local student artists aged 5-18 years
Celebrating young artists of the region, the Young Archie exhibition showcases the work of 66 budding Hunter based artists from 14 schools aged between 5 and 18 across four age categories.
Each artist created their own unique portrait of a person who is special and known to them. You can view each artwork at the top of this page and see the great variety of ideas and techniques used by each artist. In the gallery accompanying each artwork are the artist’s own words about their subject.
And just like the Archibald Prize, there are prizes in the Young Archie! Artist Kathrin Longhurst, 2021 Archibald Prize Finalist and Packing Room Prize Winner, was the guest judge invited to award a Winner’s Prize and Highly Commended Award in each of the 4 age categories.
Nature is a gift
Anya Bacic Wilson