A collection of portraits by some of Wellington Shire’s budding young artists is now on display in the Young Archie 2021 exhibition at Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale.
While art lovers await the opening of the Archibald Prize on Friday 8 October, the public can currently view the 50 Young Archie competition finalists on Level 2 of the gallery.
Winners across age group categories will be announced at a later date, and voting is also now open in the Crowd Favourite competition.
The Young Archie is comprised of portraits by young artists aged between five and 25 years old who live, work or study in Wellington Shire, or who have studied in Wellington Shire in the last four years.
Young artists submitted portraits of people who are known to them and who play an important part in their lives.
Entry to the Young Archie exhibition is free. To cast your vote for the Crowd Favourite, visit archibaldgippsland.com.au/about/young-archie.