23.9 C
Byron Shire
February 28, 2021

Young Archies get their paint on in Lismore

Latest News

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Other News

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Eva Henderson, (Age 5-8yrs), Mum the Helicopter pilot in the Army. The reason I chose my Mum Sana is because I feel really attracted to her and she is really special to me. I love her and she loves me. She has lots of virtues. My Mum is caring to her family, joyful when she is around others, trustworthy because she can keep secrets, responsible as a helicopter pilot in the Army and humility because she doesn’t show off. My Mum is special.

Though Australia’s most prestigious art prize might be on exhibition at Lismore Regional Gallery very soon, it’s another competition that has young artists holding their paint brushes aloft.

The Young Archies is the children’s edition of the long-standing Archibald Prize competition featured at the Art Gallery of NSW annually.

This year, to coincide with the regional tour to Lismore, local children were given the opportunity to create a portrait of a ‘special person’ in their lives.

The competition was open to children between the ages of 5 to 18 years and there were four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds.

The portraits have been submitted and 23 finalists have been selected.

Finalists include Eva Henderson, Kiara McAnally, Odynn Machell and Grace Forster.

Kiara McAnally (Age 13-15 years), Mr Namrell This is my year nine English teacher, and I chose him because he has taught me so much. I feel as though teachers are so underrated, in many different ways, one being able to put up with a bunch of adolescents for a whole hour, sometimes two. I want to appreciate all of my teachers. Also to really emphasise how important they are in all our lives.

The Young Archies Competition finalists will have their work exhibited in the Lismore Regional Gallery during The Archibald Prize exhibition. The winners for each age category will be judged by local renowned artist and children’s book illustrator Michelle Dawson and announced on Sunday May 12 at the Peggy Popart Tour from 11.30am.

The works will be on display from 16 April Lismore Youth Festival (Youth Week) and stay on display with the Archibald Prize exhibition until 16 June.

Odynn Machell (Age 9-12 years), Ody-One-Kenobi This is a portrait of me when I found out we were getting a new puppy. I am crying tears of joy. We have been learning about Pablo Picasso in class and I have had a lot of fun creating a portrait of myself in his style

BUT WAIT, you also get the Archibald

Prestigious and controversial, The Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, The Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists.

In a coup for the region, Lismore Regional Gallery will host The 2018 Archibald Prize exhibition in its entirety, the furthest north in Australia the national touring show will be exhibited.

‘We are so excited to be able to present this much anticipated exhibition in our new gallery, and already are receiving so many queries from visitors further afield coming to Lismore,’ says Brett Adlington, Lismore Regional Gallery Director.

Grace Forster (Age 13-15 years), Max (and Tip) 

I chose to depict my brother Max because he’s been in my life longer than I remember and is my best friend.

‘There is something incredibly unique about The Archibald Prize, in its ability to truly capture the imagination of not just the Australian art world, but the broader public,’

All the finalists in The 2018 Archibald Prize, including the winning portrait Self-portrait after George Lambert by Yvette Coppersmith, will be on display at Lismore Regional Gallery from 18 April to 16 June. Yvette Coppersmith will be in Lismore to open the exhibition at a ticketed Gala Event on Wednesday 17 April.

The works from all of the Archies finalists can be seen online

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...