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Youth Art Prize winners announced

Posted on Monday 8 April 2024

The Mosman Youth Art Prize has been running since 1988 when it was founded by Mosman local, internationally-renowned artist Ken Done AM. This year over 300 aspiring artists entered, and 125 were selected as finalists. Their artworks include works on paper, paintings, photography, prints, sculpture, video, knitwear and ceramics. The 2023 Archibald Prize winner Julia Gutman was tasked with the challenge of selecting the prize winners.

On Saturday 6 April close to 500 people celebrated the announcement of the winners at the opening of the 2024 Mosman Youth Art Prize with a street party that overtook the Gallery and Art Gallery Way. There were four art-making workshops including printing with everyday object with Cameron Stead, fan making with Sophie Willison, a collaborative weaving wall with Karen Elias and collage by chance with Emily Galicek. There were also performances by local musicians, a photobooth, a food truck and the chance to draw on two Audi cars supplied by Audi Centre, Mosman. 

The exhibition including all finalists runs until 5 May.



Second Prize: Jessica Žaknić – Blueprints
Third Prize: Eleanor Harris – Kyoto garden
Highly Commended: Hayley Bennett – Can You See the Birds?


First prize: Natalie Hwang – Dreams of King-Sized Beds and Convertibles
Second Prize: Ivy Shen – Requiem for Sisyphus
Third Prize: Olivia Salmond – Cardinal Contradictions
Highly Commended: Amelia Herrmann – Cutting Ties


First prize: Pei Fu Zhao – Strive Towards Destiny 
Second Prize: Xiyao Chen – Surprise
Third Prize: Elizabeth Moodey – The Fat Dudes
Highly Commended: Alex Sanders – Cat Chitters

Other prizes:

Susan Rothwell AM Award: Camille Murray (Senior) – Crossroad 
Mosman Art Society Award (with thanks to Art Smart): Stella Janssens (Tertiary) – The Imposter
Australia Watercolour Institute Award: Rachel Chen (Tertiary) – Reconstructing the “School of Athens”
Members of Mosman Art Gallery: Sophia Li (Tertiary) – Grandfather 
Members of Mosman Art Gallery: Sabrina Cao (Senior) – The Contradiction of the Gaze
Members of Mosman Art Gallery: Libby Devereux (Junior) – Contorted Irregularity

Photo credit Jacquie Manning