This year there were more than 2100 paintings submitted in the Young Archie competition. From these entries this year’s judge, artist Ramesh Nithiyendran, selected 40 paintings and another 20 were given honourable mentions.
The ten finalists from each age category are displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW until 26 September 2021 and the honourable mentions at the SH Ervin Gallery.
Below are Ben Apfelbaum’s pics of some of the paintings on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
As a result of the recent Covid19 outbreak, Greater Sydney is in lockdown for, at the least, a two week period. The Art Gallery Of New South Wales is closed for the duration of the lockdown. Hopefully the current outbreak will be contained and the Gallery will soon be able to open its doors again.
Featured image : Virat Tandon, Age 9, ‘My grandfather’s secret garden’
The National Art School has been confirmed for a 45 year lease and ongoing funding as a State Significant Organisation by Don Harwin, the NSW Minister for the Arts. The announcement of long term occupation by the National Art School of the current site at the old Darlinghurst Gaol in Sydney will allow significant growth and development as it continues to build an art school for the 21st century.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said, “The National Art School has called the old Darlinghurst Gaol home since 1922 and I’m delighted to confirm a new agreement for this historic property recognising the important role it plays for the promotion of the visual arts in the State. NAS has a stellar history and has produced some of Australia’s greatest artists. With a 45-year lease, its future is secure.”
The National Art School joins the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and Carriageworks as a State Significant Organisation. This status is granted to arts organisations with annual incomes of over $2.5million that make a significant contribution to New South Wales’ arts and cultural profile, demonstrate strong management and deliver benefits across state wide communities. Continue reading NATIONAL ART SCHOOL TO STAY AT OLD DARLINGHURST JAIL SITE→
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