Youth Art

Youth Art Exhibition 2023 is coming soon!

2022 Youth Art (YA) Exhibition WINNERS

Best in Show 

Max Thornton-Smith : ‘3 seconds in 47 hours

Skilful use of impasto paint & nice shading, carefully completed planning and well presented. Shows dedication to an idea excellent addition of a QR code to animation, well done!

Photos supplied by Sarah Thornton-Smith

Bernadette Lee Spring Youth Encouragement Award

Juan Duarte

Edgy punch, fun gutsy kind of street, very artistic.

People’s Choice Award 2022 

Charlotte Hulcup-Laughter (painting)


First -Ruby Crowther- Twin Tuition

Edgy, stylized not traditional, good use of colour & composition & technique.

Highly Commended – Charlotte Hulcup- laughter

Well painted portrait good compassion running off edge of canvas, technically proficient presented well.


First – Chelsea Parker- It was the year 2000

Great presentation & composition, great use of media, current issues, nice surface quality, moody contemplative.

Highly Commended – Maya Fulker-    I see you

Fantastic traditional drawing, nicely composed with clarity & detail, excellent shading & composition.

Sculptural and 3D

First- Sadie Harris-   Fold the water hide the memory

Contemporary use of 3D medium & contemplation, good use of space including negative accent. Good use of medium.

Highly Commended – Silas Kempt- Untitled

Nice use of materials, well executed, recycled materials & nice quote on primitive work.

Photography/Digital Art

First – Kate Hood- Four eyesWell presented, Contemporary current & clever use of colour & play with digital app media into photography format, face swap spectacles to identify

Highly Commended – Owen Briffa-   A snap in time

Formal Photography, where subject is also medium great use of lighting for still life.


  • Painting  (including but not limited to oil, acrylic and watercolour)
  • Printmaking & Drawing (including but not limited to illustration, original prints on paper, typography, calligraphy and technical drawing)
  • Photography & Digital Art (including but not limited to photography, digitally manipulated artwork, neon work)
  • 3D (including but not limited to textiles, jewellery, stone work, glass work, ceramic art, woodwork & metalwork)

Organised by:

Darlington Arts Festival Association Inc.
PO Box 87 Darlington WA 6070

The Festival Committee would be grateful for all offers to help oversee the artworks during Exhibition opening hours: