Young Archie

26 February - 24 April 2022

Local student artists aged 5-18 years

February 26 2022 — April 24 2022

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.

5-8  years
Highly Commended
Jordy Evans
Jungle Boy
Milla Turner
My family

9-12 years
Highly Commended

Xanthia Nash
Isabelle Zuiderwyk
Nature is a gift

13-15 years
Highly Commended
Archie Sills
My Nan
Anya Bacic Wilson

16-18 years
Highly Commended
Charlie Cooper
Ashleigh Davies