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The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to announce the winners of the eighth annual Young Archie competition, which celebrates the creativity of young artists from around Australia.

Inspired by the Archibald Prize, the Young Archie competition invites children and teenagers aged five to 18 to submit a portrait of someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life.

The 2020 Young Archie competition winners for each age category are (click on the writing in green to see the portrait as well as reading some background to the portrait) :

• 5-8 years category: Gabrielle Guo, 7, Carlingford, NSW, for a portrait of her sister
• 9-12 years category: Ian Joseph Kim, 9, Lidcombe, NSW, for a portrait of his father

• 13-15 years category: Lily Hobbs, 14, Kedron, QLD, for a portrait of her sister
• 16-18 years category: James Stibilj, 18, Wahroonga, NSW, for a portrait of his sister

More than 1800 entries were received in the 2020 Young Archie competition, which were judged by guest judge, Western Sydney based artist and winner of the 2020 Sulman PrizeMarikit Santiago, and Art Gallery of NSW family programs manager Victoria Collings. Continue reading YOUNG ARCHIE 2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED


Winner Archibald Prize 2020

Vincent Namatjira describes his portrait subject, Adam Goodes, as ‘a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for his people’. 

He says: ‘I first met Adam in 2018, when he visited the school in Indulkana where I live, as part of his work promoting Indigenous literacy. When I saw the documentary The final quarter about Adam’s final season of AFL, my guts were churning as I relived Adam’s experiences of relentless racism on and off the field. Memories of my own experiences were stirred up and I wanted to reach out and reconnect with Adam.

‘We share some similar stories and experiences – of disconnection from culture, language and Country, and the constant pressures of being an Aboriginal man in this country. We’ve also both got young daughters and don’t want them to have to go through those same experiences. Continue reading ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES 2020 : THE WINNERS