Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Shirl - National Youth Portrait Prize


Contact: Tim Bosnjak, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
p: 02 6499 2119   e: tbosnjak@begavalley.nsw.gov.au   www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-HIY-01-85-56

Date: Announced 18 December       RSVP: Entries close 12 pm 2 November 2015
Location: Nationa,l Based in Bega  NSW

Intended Audience: 16-25 Year Old's

It is with immense pleasure that I'm sending you the enclosed entry forms for the inaugural Bega Valley Regional Gallery – National Youth Portrait Award – "The Shirl".

Conceived as the 'little sister' to our $50,000 biannual Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25. There is no other portrait prize specifically for young and emerging artists so we are thrilled to fill that gap and add this exciting award to our artistic program here on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales.

We would be incredibly grateful if you were able to distribute the links below to the schools in your state and encourage students to enter this inaugural event which we hope to build into a well patronized and high profile event on the visual arts calendar. Entries close 12.00 pm, 2 November 2015 and the winner will be announced at the launch of the exhibition on the 18  December 2015.

The judge and the selection committee will be announced in the near future.

For further information visit our website
 www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-VRX-56-41-22 or visit The Shirl's Facebook page www.facebook.com/theshirl2015

Many thanks for your assistance and we look forward to showcasing, supporting & promoting excellence in the emerging visual arts field.

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