The winners of this year’s Young Archie competition have been announced!
This competition is the prestigious Archibald Prize’s (much) younger sibling open to children and teenagers aged five to 18 across Australia. Entrants are asked to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.
This year’s awards were guest judged by Sydney-based artist Marikit Santiago, an Archibald Prize (2016) and Sulman Prize finalist (2019).
Over 2100 works were entered into the competition, which is now in its seventh year and includes four age categories. A whopping 44 percent of entries were submitted into the 9 to 12-year-old category, and 74 percent of this year’s total entrants were female.
The 10 finalists from each age category are currently on display at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019 exhibition running until 8 September 2019. 20 artworks that received honourable mentions are also showing at the SH Ervin Gallery alongside Salon des Refusés.
See here to view all the 2019 finalists and honourable mentions.
Young Archie 2019 winners
5-8 years category: Matthew Chen, 8, Hornsby, NSW, for a portrait of his father
9-12 years category: Callum Macgown, 11, Duffys Forest, NSW, for a portrait of his grandfather
13-15 years category: Celeste Hang, 15, Brighton East, VIC, for a portrait of her grandmother
16-18 years category: Aysha Huq, 16, Ingleburn, NSW, for a portrait of her grandmother