Youth Recycled Art Prize back in 2022
Posted on 04 Apr, 2022
Some of Alice Springs’ most creative young minds will get the chance to showcase their talent in April with the town favourite Youth Recycled Art Prize back for another instalment.
The youth Recycled Art Prize gives young artists the opportunity to showcase their creativity by turning reclaimed and recycled materials into pieces of art.
Open for ages 12 – 25, a total of $1200 worth of prizes will be up for grabs in this year’s edition of the Prize with event organiser Gloria De Vincenti saying the event is an important one for young people in Alice Springs.
“The Youth Recycled Art Prize is an opportunity for young people to involve themselves in a creative process while also engaging with recycling and its importance on the environment,” Gloria said.
“It’s really important to consider different ways to care for our environment. There is always a lot of conversation on how we can take action and recycling is a major aspect in this.
“This initiative combines recycling with the creative process. Art is a major interest around our town and we have a lot of talent in Alice Springs. This is a great chance to showcase that.
“This year we have increased our connections with schools, organisations and other stakeholders to reach as many young people as possible. We have held workshops in collaboration with a few organisations to help young people prepare art pieces for the exhibition.”
Prizes are awarded to the winning entry in each age category: 12 – 15 yrs, 16 – 19 yrs, 20 – 25yrs, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
The exhibition opening with take place on 8 April at the Alice Plaza, Shop 8 at 6pm. Paddy van der Geest-Hester (pictured), a member of the 2022 Youth Round Table, will be the special guest MC on opening night.
The exhibition will then run through until the 16th of April so there will be plenty of opportunity for families and the entire community to come visit and enjoy.