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Bega Valley Regional Gallery

Entries are now open for Australia's richest Youth Portrait Award!!

The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25. There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. The Shirl is the little sister to the BVRG’s$50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

We encourage HSC students, tertiary students or practicing emerging artists to enter. Entries can be of any 2D traditional medium or a digital new media piece, animation, gif etc. The entered work must have been completed within the last 12 months and must be the original work of the exhibitor.

Entry is via digital channels only.

Your -

* entry form,

* image of your subject

* image of your artwork

* current CV

* artist statement of no more than 200 words

is to be sent to

gallery at begavalley dot nsw dot gov dot au

Entries close at midnight Friday September 8 2017

Payment is to be made through the gallery's online store

Selection panel and judge will be announced by Friday September 8 2017

Finalists will be announced by Friday 15 September 2017


Tuesday 7 March, 2017
Sunday 30 April, 2017
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Venue Address
Zingel Place, Bega NSW 2550

National, Bega

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