Building Blocks is a mobile early learning and parenting support programs which works with children, young people and their families in NE Tasmania. We have a strong commitment to providing high quality, place based programs which are free, accessible and inclusive
The youth art prize and exhibition would not happen without the amazing support of our sponsors and volunteers. Hub4Health, through the Building Blocks early learning and parenting support program provides ongoing support for art workshops, the website and overall coordination of the event. We also welcome support from the Bay of Fires Winter Art Festival main committee and appreciate their work in making this festival a feature of the east coast calendar each June.
This year we are pleased to announce the support of Artery in Hobart who are not only Tasmania’s oldest and most trusted art supply store but also supporters of many events and prizes across Tasmania.
Bay of Fires Youth Art Prize workshops are held in local schools in the Break O’Day area in the lead up to the exhibition. This year we are also offering 2 school holiday workshops with art teacher, Tash Lowe at St Helens and sculptor and artist, John McColl in St Marys
This year we were priviledged to have 3 passionate members of our local arts community to judge the BODRA Youth Art Prize. We thank each of them for their time and thoughtful discussions – it is not an easy job!
ANNABEL DEAN: Co-Ordinator BODRA Youth Art Prize Judge
Firstly thank you to all the amazing Artists and their entries for this year’s BODRA Youth Art Prize. The standard this year did not disappoint and there were many innovative works produced, making our job ReAlLy DiFFicUlT !!
I was captivated by how each Artist expressed their views on such a current issue and how they went about conveying their understanding of this year’s theme. To me each entry had merit and I was really impressed by the different mediums and range of colours everyone used.
Thank you so much for your participation in making this year’s Youth Art Prize such a success, a big CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who entered and keep up the good work.
MELANIE FIDLER Judge BODRA Youth Art Prize 2020
What an honour it has been to judge the Bay of Fires Youth Art Prize. The Process being far from easy with such a diverse and incredible range of work and mediums. The artists responded to an important and relevant topic that directly impacts younger generations.
Their concerns, hopes and views were clearly conveyed. This opportunity has installed environmental hope in me and I am so proud to be part of such a forward thinking and progressive community. Congratulations to the winners and all involved, here’s to a bright future.
JUSTIN EMMERTON Judge BODRA Youth Art Prize 2020
Local art teacher and maker with a committment to supporting and nurturing children and young people in our community through creative expression.
This year we are unable to host a “People’s Choice” vote due the limitations of our website so we will be asking selected community members from a range of backgrounds and interests, the Bay of Fires Winter Festival Commmittee, Break O’Day Regional Arts members and Hub4Health staff to vote on their favourite art work from all entries. Other prizes will be selected by our judging panel, headed by Annabel Dean
Prizes announced with other finalists and winners at the end of July.
Many students were able to complete entries as part of home learning programs or participated in workshop with Tash prior to the closure of schools. Thanks to everyone who entered this year and we hope to be back in 2021 with a real time exhibition!