Wollumbin Youth Art Award
Image credit: Justin Ealand
About the award
The Wollumbin Youth Art Award (WYAA) is a biennial award for young artists aged 5 to 18 years. Held in conjunction with the Wollumbin Art Award, the WYAA is open to young people living in the Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Scenic Rim Shires as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City. Artists can submit visual art works of any subject matter and medium. The Award, named for the mountain which the Gallery overlooks will explore unique and diverse local perspectives. The WYAA celebrates the artistic talent and creativity of young people living in the region.
WYAA Conditions of Entry(PDF, 230KB)
Entries for the 2022 award are now closed. Finalists will be announced on Monday 8 August 2022. Finalist artworks will be on display Friday 23 September – Sunday 27 November 2022. WYAA Winners will be announced on Saturday 1 October.
WYAA Winners and Awards
Artist Tamsin Ainsley awarded the Wollumbin Youth Art Awards to:
Winner 5-8 years Clara Polson, Best friends, rainbows and cane fires 2022, oil pastel and watercolour
Winner 9-12 years Kya Lansom, Muppet in the garden 2022, watercolour on watercolour paper
Winner 13-15 years Ava Berry Voce Nanna 2022 coloured pencil on paper
Winner 16-18 years Elsie Biles The Bird Bonnet 2022, acrylic, watercolour and pencil on paper
Artist Tamsin awarded Highly Commended to:
5-8 years Leonardo Ruby, Leo’s World 2022, acrylic on canvas
9-12 years Sadie Eddy, The place of pelicans 2022, watercolour and ink on paper
13-15 years Naomi Jeffery, Rare Royalty 2022, graphite on paper
16-18 years Emma Dillon-Lee, Man’s Best Friend 2021, Prismacolor pencil on paper
Congratulations to all our WYAA Winners and entrants!
Age categories and prizes
5–8 years = $100
9–12 years = $150
13–15 years = $250
16–18 years = $500
The Wollumbin Youth Art Award is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.
2022 WYAA Judge - Tamsin Ainslie
Image: Tamsin Ainslie, photograph provided by the artist.
We are very excited to have Tamsin Ainslie judging the Wollumbin Youth Award in 2022.
Tamsin Ainslie is an award-winning, internationally published illustrator.
Tamsin was born and educated in the UK, travelled extensively during her teens and twenties and ultimately settled in Murwillumbah with her family and two horses, three dogs, one duck and lots of chickens.
Now working from her home based studio, Tamsin spends most of her time illustrating children's books, drawing, painting, and printmaking.
Influenced by her immediate surroundings, Tamsin’s daily drawing practice informs and underpins her illustration and painting work.
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances Hiromi Tango can no longer judge the award.