Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Awards 2016

Gallery Lane Cove and Centrehouse presented this years Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Awards as part of the Lane Cove Cameraygal Festival on August 24.

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Young artists between the ages of 5 and 17 years were asked to submit artworks into the 2016 Eve Vonwiller Youth Art Awards responding to the theme  ‘Cities of the Future’. There were over 50 entries of paintings, drawings, printmaking, photographs and sculptural forms.


Centrehouse Arts Centre operates an after school kids art program and an art club on Saturdays for children aged 5-11 years. Under the guidance of their teachers, artist Rhonda Pryor and Szilvia Gyorgy, the students collaborated to produce a communal sculptural installation that explored the theme of Future Cities, forming a centerpiece for the exhibition.

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We would like to congratulate all those who participated and announce the winners of the 2016 Eve Vonwiller Youth Art awards.

Commended- Lower Primary: Holly Von Behr

Commended- Upper Primary: Sofia Johansson

Highly Commended- High School: Juliet Lochrin

Highly Commended- Lower Primary: Daniel Rees

Highly Commended- Upper Primary: Will Whitear

Winner- High School: Jacqueline Berthold

Winner- Lower Primary: Eve Whitear

Winner- Upper Primary: Eloise Allen

Emerging actor, writer and journalist Izzy Stevens attended the opening night and has put together an impressive video and podcast of the event for you to view. She has interviewed the Mayor of Lane Cove, Cr. Deborah Hutchens, Cr  Soo-Tee Cheong, artist and judge, Margaret Vickers, Gallery Manager and Curator, Felicity Martin and award entrants. This online media document demonstrates the importance of these community events and their impact on peoples sense of belonging.