Little Sellers Art Prize 2021

The Little Sellers Art Prize is an annual competition for aspiring local artists aged 5 to 18. Established in 2016 as a satellite event for the prestigious $20,000 biennial Basil Sellers Art Prize, Little Sellers Art Prize provides an authentic exhibition experience for emerging artists in Eurobodalla.

Each year entrants are asked to create an artwork reflecting a theme, participants are encouraged to interpret the theme creatively in a way that is meaningful to them. This years theme is Hands, Head, Heart.

The Little Sellers Art Prize is supported by Mr. Basil Sellers AM and Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts, Youth and Children’s Services teams.

There are four age categories:

  • ages 5 – 8
  • ages 9 – 12
  • ages 13 – 15
  • ages 16 – 18

The winner for each category will receive a $50 voucher to art supply store Amanda’s of Mogo, and runners-up will receive $30 vouchers. The overall winner of the Little Sellers Art Prize, chosen from the four category winners, will receive $200 from art collector, patron and philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM.

In addition, finalists will be in the running to win:

  • The Eurobodalla Children’s Award (5-12 years) of $75 judged by Coordinator Children’s Services, Louise Hatton
  • The Eurobodalla Youth Award (13-18 years) of $75 judged by Community Development and Youth Coordinator, Zoe Morgan

Key dates

  • Entries open 8.30am, Monday 15 March 2021
  • Entries close 4.30pm, Friday 25 June 2021
  • Judging period 1–9 July 2021
  • Finalists notified by 30 July 2021
  • Winners announced 10am, Thursday 19 August 2021 at the Bas
  • Exhibition dates Saturday 14-22 August 2021

The three major prize winner’s artwork will be acquired by Council and form part of the permanent collection.

2020 winners and finalists

Ages 5 to 8

Ages 9 to 12

Ages 13 to 15

Ages 16 to 18

Major Prize Winner

Courtni Whittaker – Different Places to Go and See

Eurobodalla Children’s Award Winner

Iona Lola Kelly – Travels in the Mind

Eurobodalla Youth Award Winner

Makadde Ethell – The Adventurer’s Compass

Winners announcement

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.