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24 September – 28 November 2021


Image credit: 2021 Les Peterkin Portrait Prize Finalist (11-13 years) M.B., Colours of Me, Uki Public School

In 2021 local primary school students were invited to create a self-portrait featuring themselves in the form of a 'selfie', capturing their personalities, interests, life and character. Ranging from the delightful paintings of kindergarten students to detailed illustrations by children in upper primary classes, #Selfie will display 40 framed prize-winning works on the wall and another 200 outstanding works in display folders. This popular prize is named for artist and art teacher Mr Les Peterkin and is a celebration of the artistic talent of local primary school students, giving a glimpse into how young people see themselves in today's world.

The Les Peterkin Portrait Prize (LPPP) is a collaborative project of Tyalgum Public School and the Tweed Regional Gallery, coordinated by Marianne Galluzzo. The LPPP is generously sponsored by the Tyalgum P&C Association, Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc., School Arts Supplies, Derivan and Bunnings South Tweed.

Coordinators Awards

Children’s Choice Award

Les’ Picks Awards

Encouragement Awards

Judges Awards

Category Awards 5-7 years

Category Awards 8-10 years

Category Awards 11-13 years

The Gallery would like to thank all the children who entered the prize, their families, carers and teachers; the LPPP Coordinator, Ms Marianne Galluzzo; Mr Les Peterkin; Tyalgum Public School Principal, Mrs Janelle Cloherty; and all the wonderful LPPP Judges, Friends of the Gallery representatives, Rose Wilsher and Malcom Reid; local artists, Caz McDougal and Vira Higgins; Tyalgum Public School representatives Peter Meadows and Rebecca McGuren; and local Bundjalung representative, Ronalda Combo. Thank you also to the generous sponsors for this Award.

Any parents who would like their children’s full names to be listed underneath their artwork on the Gallery website can contact the Gallery.

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