Walawaani Njindiwaan.
Ngayaga bundj nguumbun muladha gumara muruul yuwinj wanggan njin dhugandha.


We recognise Aboriginal peoples as the first people and custodians of Country.

South East Centre for Contemporary 
Art acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians of the lands, waterways and airspace of the Bega Valley Shire.

Young Archie Competition

22 Sep — 10 Dec 2023


Shirley Hannan Project Space

Detail of finalists, from left – Matilda Riddle, Isabelle Matthews, James Charlesworth, Cindy Wang.

This will be the first opportunity for young people in the newly redeveloped South East Centre for Contemporary Art, Bega, in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW.

This prize will be judged by celebrated artist Lucy Culliton and cash prizes will be awarded to each age category winners.

Key dates for the competition are:

  • Competition opens 22 September 2023
  • Entries must be received by 05 November 2023 EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 10
  • Finalists will be displayed 17 November – 10 December 2023 at SECCA
  • Finalists will be announced on 13 November 2023
  • Winners will be announced on 09 December 2023

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie Bega competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald Prize 2023 regional tour.

The portrait should be of a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life.

Deliver or post your entry to Bega Valley Shire Council, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW 2550

Entry open to Bega Valley Shire residents only. See further information on the entry form below.

Download Entry Form

Complete the entry form and submit with your work.

Download Entry Form

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