Wollumbin Youth Art Award

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WYAA group photo

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, 829KB)

Online application form

Age categories and prizes

5–8 years = $100
9–12 years = $150
13–15 years = $250
16–18 years = $500

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The Wollumbin Youth Art Award is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.

Key dates

Entries open: Wednesday 27 April 2022

Entries close: 5pm Sunday 17 July 2022

Exhibition dates: Friday 23 September – Sunday 27 November 2022

2022 WYAA Judge - Hiromi Tango

Hiromi Tango

Image credit: Sam Roberts

Hiromi Tango is an established interdisciplinary artist, based in Northern New South Wales. Her practice intersects with art, health, and neuroscience, exploring universal themes of humanity, sustainability, and nature. Recently she completed permanent public works for Brisbane’s Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and MIMA Multi-Arts Pavilion (Lake Macquarie). Upcoming public art commissions include M Park, Sydney, and Tweed Valley Hospital.

Application form