Image credit: Max Berry, Overpass, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120cm. Winner of 2015 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award.
The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards were established in 1981 by the Lane Cove community with the intention to promote, support and encourage young and talented emerging artists throughout Australia. The Awards encourage young artists to learn and excel in their art practice by providing funds to assist them start their journey.
The Awards are held every two years and the main award is an Acquisitive Prize of $5,000, which becomes part of the Lane Cove Council Collection and a solo exhibition the following year in Gallery Lane Cove.
The Awards were named in honour of Dr. Lloyd Rees one of Australia's most treasured artists of the 20th century. Dr Rees was a very active and generous local of the Lane Cove Municipality and many of his most wonderful drawings, paintings and etchings come from the surrounding landscape.
Centrehouse Arts Centre manages the awards and is now able to host the exhibition in the modern facilities of Gallery Lane Cove. The Lane Cove Council are the major sponsor of the Awards, with the further support of the Lane Cove Art Society, providing a highly Commended Prize of $1,500, while Centrehouse Art Centre, provides a further $1,000 for the Commended prize.
Judges for 2017 Guy Warren OAM and guest judges.
The Awards are open to artists and residents of Australia 18 - 30 years, with works in drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Applications close 6 August 2017