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Little Sellers Art Prize returns for 2017

Entries are now open for budding young artists to submit works for Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Little Sellers Art Prize.

The Prize aims to showcase the artistic talents of Eurobodalla’s youth and is run as an addition to the biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize.

The overall winning artwork attracts $200 cash, donated by philanthropist and arts patron Basil Sellers.

Council’s Coordinator Arts and Culture Indira Carmichael encouraged artists aged between five and 18 to display their skills and be recognised for their talents.

“Over 200 entries were submitted to the Little Sellers Art Prize last year and the work was of a very high standard, which underlines the creative spirit of Eurobodalla’s young artists,” she said.

“This year the theme is ‘I am…’ and we encourage entrants to interpret it creatively in a way that is meaningful to them.

“We will be running school holiday workshops next month for help entrants create their works. Participants can play with a variety of materials and techniques as they interpret the ‘I am…’ theme.”

There are four age categories; five-eight, nine-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Winners in each receive a $50 Amanda’s of Mogo art supply voucher and runners-up a $30 voucher.

All finalists will go in the running to win an overall Children’s Award (under-12), Youth Award and Environment Award, each attracting $75 prizes. Winning works of these awards be acquired to form part of Council’s permanent collection.

Six finalist artworks in each category will be framed and exhibited in Eurobodalla Libraries from Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October 2017. The exhibition opening and announcement of the winners will be held in the Council Chambers on 25 September.

Little Sellers Art Prize entry forms are on Council’s website, and at local libraries and schools. Details about the school holiday workshops are on Council’s website or contact your local library.

For more information email Council’s Indi Carmichael on

Above: Our Place, by 16-year-old artist Ruby Mylott, was the overall winner of the 2016 Little Sellers Art Prize.

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