Youth’s chance for expression


Crooked Chaos, by Ziggy York, took second place in last year’s 18-25 years category. York will be running the Posca art group installation workshop.
Crooked Chaos, by Ziggy York, took second place in last year’s 18-25 years category. York will be running the Posca art group installation workshop.

The annual art competition and exhibition provides the opportunity for young locals to have their art exhibited in a professional gallery.

Participants can enter just for fun or to kick off an art career.

Courtney Cummins, the winner of last year’s 16-17 years category, went on to win the Young Australian Artist of the Year award in Melbourne, only months after submitting for Masterpieces.

Cummins said the exhibition was one she tried to enter every year.

“It is always so rewarding and a great pathway to meet other artists and get criticism and advice,’’ she said.

“Every year it gets bigger and better, so I’m very excited to see all the new artworks and artists every year”.

Entries can include paintings, urban art, drawings, sculpture or digital media.

There are three age groups between 13 and 25 years and artworks must have been created between 2015 and 2016.

There will also be two free workshops prior to the exhibition, including a recycled junk jewellery workshop with Perth artist Minaxi May on April 10 and a group installation workshop using Posca pens and recycled furniture with local artist Ziggy York on April 17.

Entries for Masterpieces are open from April 13-19 and winners will be announced at an awards night on April 22.

Artwork will then be exhibited at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah for three weeks.

Visit www.mandurah.wa.|gov.au/masterpieces for entry details.

To register for a Masterpieces youth art workshop, email casm@mandurah.|wa.gov.au or call 9550 3808.