Surprise! 21st Les Peterkin Portrait Prize - Art Collector

Ava Ziles, The Happy Girl 2016, Dungay Public School First Prize (5-7 years), Les Peterkin Portrait Prize. Courtesy of the Artist and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Muwillumbah.

Life is full of surprises!

In 2017, local primary school students were asked to create a portrait that best portrays an unexpected moment in life. Given the challenge to capture the element of surprise through illustration, these young and talented artists have used a variety of media to produce inspired and expressive portraits. Ranging from the delightful paintings of kindergarten students, to detailed illustrations by children in upper primary classes,
Surprise! will feature 40 framed prize-winning works on the wall and another 200 outstanding works in display folders. This increasingly popular prize is named after artist and art teacher Mr Les Peterkin and is a celebration of the artistic talent of local primary school students, giving a glimpse into how young people view themselves and others around them.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Friday 22 September 2017
Exhibition Closes: 3 December 2017
Location: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
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