Yurara Youth Art Awards


Young artist delivering their art works for the 2018 YYAA competition

About the Redland Yurara Youth Art Awards (YYAA)
This artistic event is to encourage our youth in the Redlands, to give them a sense of pride, achievement and recognition of their artistic gift among their peers, local artists and the public.
Now in it’s 7th year the Redlands Yurara Art Society will be hosting the 2019 Yurara Youth Art Awards with an Exhibition Opening Night for family, friends and the public on Friday 18th October 2019 at 7pm at the Yurara Art Gallery.
A major prize of $1000 (cash & art supplies) and Highly Commended Certificates and Encouragement Awards for each category - drawing, painting, and miscellaneous (digital, sculpture, printmaking, photography etc) are awarded on the night.

Yurara Art Society also offers a FREE six-month mentorship program to all Youth Art Awards entrants. The mentoring sessions are held at the Redland Yurara Gallery Studio at Thornlands 11am – 4pm on Sundays. Attendance is on a casual basis to accommodate students’ study and family commitments.
Many of our young artists that have utilized the program have received great benefit from the tutoring and mentoring sessions with our professional artists and tutors.
Currently most of the tuition is given by Robin Wilson (Nat Dip Design; UK Dip Teaching-London) a professional artist and Yurara tutor who holds a current blue card.
At the Mentoring sessions any medium can be used - pencils, charcoal, pastel, inks, line and wash, watercolours, acrylics and oils.  Robin aims to guide the young artists to further their arts practice in whatever medium or style they choose.

Each entrant participating in the Yurara Youth Art Awards (YYAA) also receives FREE membership to the Yurara Art Society for one year until the following year’s YYAA Awards.
Yurara Art Society membership entitles entrants to a monthly emailed newsletter detailing Yurara activities, participation in monthly rotating theme exhibitions which gives them exhibition experience, discounted fees to attend workshops and entitles them to attend free members group art sessions in their study or work breaks.
To renew membership a discounted membership fee of $20 per year for under 21 yr-olds or a full membership fee applies in subsequent years if they do not enter subsequent years’ YYAA competitions.

2019 YYAA entrants keep a hold of your membership card which will be given to you when you deliver your YYAA artworks to the gallery for this year’s competition.

For additional information on the YYAA Competition and Awards please contact  Cliff Eames 0403 945 648 email candy2@eis.net.au

For information on the Yurara Youth Mentorship Programme please contact tutor Robin Wilson 0412 056 990 .

Benefits of Yurara Art Society Membership

  1. Everyone from beginners to professional artists are welcome
  2. Friendly supportive environment that encourages the development of your Artwork
  3. Well- appointed premises with wheelchair access           
  4. State of the art gallery with opportunities to exhibit and sell your artworks in 2 major Members Exhibitions and at least 6 minor exhibitions per year    
  5. Tutored classes (fees apply)
  6. Untutored classes (free to members) in Portrait, Plein Air, Life Drawing sessions (held on weekdays and available to YYAA students during study or work breaks)
  7. Linocut and Etching sessions with access to our Printing press (held on weekdays and available to YYAA students during study or work breaks)
  8. Access to easels, tables, DVD player and widescreen TV while at the gallery and studio
  9. Discounted fees for classes and workshops held at the Yurara Studio
  10. Access to an extensive range of Art Library books and Art DVDs available for loan

This event would not be possible without the kind support of our YYAA Sponsors 2019


YYAA Sponsors 2018


2018 Youth Art Awards Opening Night.


Yurara Youth Art Awards 2018 Winners

Tarni McCosker “Snowy” Yrs 7-9, Ormiston College

Ryan Stafford “Old Man” Yrs 7-9, Cleveland District High School

Sarah Elliott “Dawn” Yrs 10-12, Cleveland District High School

Lauren Wood “Inner Demons” Yrs 10-12, Victoria Point State High School

Drawing- Charlotte Lane “Secrets” Ormiston College
Painting- Jamie Vo “Swimming Through”
Miscellaneous- Brodie Gardner “Creature in the City” Alexandra Hills State High School

Drawing-Jayden Godsell “Ocean Cubed: Reef” Cleveland District State High School
Painting-Annabel Moran “Celebrations” Cleveland District State High School
Miscellaneous-Taylah Ashcroft “Under the Southern Cross” Sheldon College

Drawing-Annaliese Gillespie “Transcending Sentience” Victoria Point State High School
Painting-Zander Zwolsman “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Sheldon College
Miscellaneous-Bho Munro-Meredith “Maul” Cleveland District High School

Drawing-Jessica Harris “Can’t see the Woods for the Trees” Victoria Point State High School
Painting-Mia Tindall “Identity” Kimberley College
Miscellaneous-Grace Maurice “Identity” Kimberley College

Drawing-Chanade West Yr 8 “Perfume Bottles” Victoria Point State High School
Painting-Tara Singieton Yr 12 “Places” Kimberley College
Miscellaneous-Annaliese Gillespie Yr10 “Sublunary World” Victoria Point State High School

Catalogue 2018