Entries open for Byron's Youth Arts Project

BYRON Shire Council's annual Youth Arts Project is now open for new competition entries.

For the fifth year running this great project aims to provide a platform for local young people to launch their art in the community, have their artworks exhibited during the Youth Week celebrations, and go in the running to win amazing prizes.

This year the exhibition will be held in the Lone Goat Gallery in the Byron Library.

Competition winners will have their artworks turned into postcards and large pieces of public art, which are placed around the shire in locations of cultural interest.

Council officer Belle Arnold said past winning pieces are currently decorating beachfronts and parks all over the shire with the amazing talent of Byron Shire's young people.

"This is one of my favourite projects of the year," Ms Arnold said.

"I am constantly overwhelmed and inspired by the creativity and talent of the young people in Byron Shire.

"It's wonderful to be hosting the exhibition in the Lone Goat Gallery in the Byron Library which gives young artist access to a space which hosts prestigious local artists and cultural events such as the Archibald Prize."

The themes this year, set by the Byron Shire Youth Council are:

  • Reconnecting with Nature
  • 'FantaSea'
  • Recyclable World
  • Investigating Youth Sub-cultures
  • Multi Cultural Community

All young people aged 12-25 are invited to get creative, get involved and submit their design, drawing, painting, collage, multimedia design or photograph on A3 sized paper or A3 dimensions electronically to the Youth Activities Officer.

Entries close Wednesday April 1 at 5pm.

Send entries to belle.arnold@byron.nsw.gov.au, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby, or drop off at the Council Building, Station Street, Mullumbimby.

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