Finalist 16 – 18 year olds Sarah Sepulveda (Age 17) Title :  Marvellous Marvellyn. Credit: Art Gallery of NSW.

Calling all young artists! As part of the 2021 Archibald Prize exhibition coming to the  Penrith Regional Gallery 20 November 2021 to 9 January 2022, the Gallery will be hosting the Young Archie Penrith Regional Gallery  – an exhibition of portraits by young people from the local community in the Penrith and Blue Mountains suburbs, aged 5 – 18 years.

This is an exciting opportunity for young people to celebrate their art skills while also honouring that special someone in their life.

From now until 7 November, young artists are invited to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life. Artworks can be posted to the following address:

Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest
PO Box 2
Penrith NSW 2751

Artworks can also be dropped off at the Gallery on specific dates to be announced soon.

Penrith Regional Gallery will reopen to the public from 25 October, and will be open seven days a week, 10am – 4pm. A full COVID-safe plan will be in operation, in line with Public Health Orders. All visitors will need to be fully vaccinated and be able to show proof of vaccination. All staff will be fully vaccinated. Admission is free.

Penrith Regional  Gallery is located at  86 River Road, Emu Plains

Featured image : Piper Stow ‘My Dad in the hilltops where it is snowy’ Age 7. (Honourable mention 5 to 8 year olds Young Archies 2021). Courtesy Art Gallery Of New South Wales.