Youth Art

Youth Art Exhibition 2023 is coming soon!

Hi Youth Artists,

We are gearing up to receive your entries for the 2023 Darlington Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibition. Please see below the terms and conditions plus the entry form that will needed to be handed in a the time of artwork delivery.

Important Dates:

DELIVERY DATES: Friday 27th October 3:30-6pm Artwork to be delivered at the Darlington Hall. A second option of Monday the 30th October 3:30pm – 6pm is available for those who can’t make the Friday.

PICK UP DATE: Sunday 5th November 4pm-5pm.

Awards time will be on Sunday the 5th November on the main stage at 3:30pm.

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: