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Bayside Youth Art Exhibition

Entries to the 2020 Bayside Youth Art Exhibition are now closed. We have had an overwhelming response and look forward to displaying all entries online.

We are proud to be hosting our first digital Bayside Youth Art Exhibition. Artwork will not be displayed in our foyer like previous years but will instead be displayed online.

This exhibition will showcase the amazing talent of youth artists across our website and social media platforms.

2020 entries now closed

The theme this year is “Wonderful World”. Over 150 young artists aged 10-25 with a connection to Bayside submitted photos of their artwork responding to the theme.

Further details on prizes, judging and celebration activities will be released soon. Please email freeza [at] bayside.vic.gov.au if you have any questions.

The 2020 Bayside Youth Art Exhibition is a FReeZA event. FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people.

2019 awards

More than 130 entries were received last year on the theme of connecting young people through art. The works have been on display at Bayside City Council’s Sandringham Corporate Centre for the past month.

Awards were presented to winners and runners up in three age categories and an overall Bayside Youth Committee Choice Award.

Bayside Mayor Cr Michael Heffernan said the young artists had created pieces discussing mental health, the impacts of social media, our joint responsibilities to protect the environment and how creating art created friendships.

“The awards provide an opportunity for young people to participate in the creative life of our community and has become an annual celebration of their talent and dedication.

“We all benefit from having a connected community and ensuring that all members feel respected and celebrated.”

Last year’s winners were:

Primary School

Winner: Zoe Cochlan, Natures View

Runner up: Isla Giles, Skate Your Heart Out

Middle School

Winner: Helen Vũ, The Blue

Runner up: Samantha North, Quiet Contemplation

Open Age

Winner: Dan Nav, Modern Repression

Runner up: Lucy Simpson, My World

Bayside Youth Committee Award: Alia van der Straaten, Dear Future

Guests admiring the 2019 art exhibits