Thursday, 27 July 2017
Entries for THE SHIRL – National Youth Portrait Prize are now open.
THE SHIRL is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25.
The only portrait prize for emerging artists, THE SHIRL is an excellent opportunity for young artists to showcase their work.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery Director Iain Dawson said “We have received some exciting early entries but want to remind artists to get their entries in”.
“The final date entries can be received is midnight on Friday the 8 September,” he said.
Artists can visit the Shirley Hannan website www.shirleyhannan.com for details on how to enter, including information on the digital shortlisting selection process.
“I’m looking forward to announcing our guest judge and selection panel very soon”, Mr Dawson said
“We had such a great response to our inaugural prize in 2015, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better!”
Winners will be announced at a gala opening event on Friday, 6 October.
THE SHIRL – National Youth Portrait Prize will be on exhibition in the Bega Valley Regional Gallery until Saturday, 25 November 2017.
Photograph: 2015 winner Liam Ambrose with his work, Portrait of Alan Jones, Artist.