Young ArchiE
It's not just for grown-ups! Wellington Shire's youth will have their own opportunity to enter a portrait in the Young Archie competition.

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The Young Archie is comprised of portraits by young artists aged 5 – 25 years who live, study or work in the Wellington Shire, or have studied in the Wellington Shire in the past four years. Entries closed on 21 August 2021.

Fifty finalists have been selected across five age groups, and those entries are on exhibition on Level 2 of the Gippsland Art Gallery, from 27 Sep – 21 Nov 2021. The finalist entries are featured here, and entry to visit the Young Archie exhibition in person is free.

Voting for your ‘Crowd Favourite’ is now open! Simply click on the ‘Vote Now’ button below to vote for your favourite finalist entry of the Young Archie exhibition. One Crowd Favourite finalist from each age group will receive a prize.

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The Young Archie exhibition is proudly presented by the Art Gallery of NSW and ANZ, and supported by Pressroom Philanthropy, Wellington Shire Council Youth Council, Freeza, Creative Victoria and Gippsland Art Gallery.

Further details (including prizes and timelines) are available on the Gippsland Art Gallery website.