11 May - 21 Jul

Penrith Youth Art Prize

Colour Stories

Penrith Youth Art Prize returns in 2024 to foster and celebrate the creative talent of young artists in our community.

The theme for the 2024 prize is ‘colour stories’, drawing inspiration from artist Margo Lewers and her lifelong fascination with colour.

I am intensely interested in colour. It excites me and I want to show the effect of one colour upon another…
– Margo Lewers

This year young artists are asked to tell their own story through colour, and to consider how colour can create mood, evoke emotions, or conjure memories. The annual exhibition includes four categories – lower primary, upper primary, secondary and youth, with submissions open to artists with a connection to Penrith and its surrounds.

Finalists and winners are selected based on the artwork’s originality and artistic interpretation of the theme.

This year’s judges are This Place Where They Dwell artist, Diana Baker Smith and Toby Chapman, Director, Visual Arts.

Penrith Youth Art Prize is supported by TLE Electrical.
The youth category prize of $500 is generously supported by the Friends of the Gallery.

Submission Dates:
5 February – 2 May 2024

Exhibition Dates:
11 May – 21 July 2024

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