The youth art prize and exhibition would not happen without the amazing support of our sponsors and volunteers.
The Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House, 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.
Break O’Day Regional Arts are major sponsors of the event with a donation and will also host and exhibition of prize winners at the St Marys Markets in July.
Councillor Margaret Osbourne OAM, has this year sponsored the Primary People’s Choice Category – in recognition of the efforts of our youngest participants
Kris Shaffer is an Indigenous horticulturalist and educator living on Muwinina Country in (Neika, Tasmania) that has been “cared for and sustained by Aboriginal people for 150,000 years”. “Every day we touch the morning and say, ‘we are honouring our ancestors, we’re honouring those that have walked this land before us, this beautiful island that is like a sanctuary for us’.” Kris is not only offering a Welcome to Country this year but also sponsoring a prize for art works that demonstrate respect and understanding for indigenous themes.
The Class Entry Prize this year will be a $200 ZART voucher and runners up will get special 2 hr workshop with Big Shed Studios to work on the art project of their choice.
We also have a new category of small group (for 5 or less in primary) and there are some great art materials on offer to the lucky winners of this category