Youth Arts Award

youth-arts-award-logoThe Rotary Club of Philip Island and San Remo is proud to announce the inaugural Phillip Island and San Remo Rotary Youth Arts Award; a $6,000 scholarship and workshops with internationally acclaimed artists.

Held in conjunction with the 2017 biennial San Remo Rotary Art and Photographic Show the inaugural Youth Arts Award will be in the field of 2D art and is open to youth 18 years of age or under, who are residing, studying or working in the Bass Coast Shire.

Rotary is keen to continue its work with local youth and to recognise and encourage the talents and endeavours of young people in the field of the Arts. We are very pleased that Miranda Sage has lead the development of this Award on our behalf and we look forward to it being supported by schools and parents across the area.

This Award will give an outstanding applicant a $3000 Scholarship per year, for two years, to assist with the costs of undertaking tertiary education in a related field of study.   Highly Commended applicants will, along with the Award winner have access to free Master Classes and workshops with acclaimed artists to further develop their skills.

The Judge for the Inaugural Award is Philip Faulks who has been an exhibiting artist using elements of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture since 1981, with over 100 public exhibitions both in Australia and Internationally including 14 solo exhibitions. He is represented in many public collections including the Australian National Gallery Canberra, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Bendigo Art Gallery, Geelong Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Chinese Government. He also has work in private collections in Australia, America, Japan, England, Ireland, and France. He teaches Visual Arts at the Chisholm TAFE Institute in Frankston.

The Master Classes and Workshops will be presented by highly acclaimed international artists David Taylor and Diana Edwards, of Phillip Island. David is recognised worldwide for his painting and teaching and his work is regularly exhibited in Australia, England, the Channel Islands and Stockholm. He has achieved over 100 awards in watercolour and in 1989 he received the Distinguished Leadership Award for outstanding services to Watercolour and teaching from the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership and a certificate of merit for distinguished service to the community. He has held regular solo exhibitions of his work since 1975.  Diana has exhibited in many solo and joint exhibitions since 1987 and her work has been readily appreciated for more than 30 years with sales to private and corporate collections both in Australia and overseas. As a teacher of both oil and watercolour, she has taught in many Art Societies and at Templestowe Art Centre for the past 16 years.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for young people in our area to gain access to further education in the Arts” said Miranda Sage, Chairman of the Youth Award working group.

Entry Form: Youth Arts Awards 2017

Conditions of Entry 2017