Entries now closed winners announced soon!

“Things change. They always do, it’s one of the things of nature. Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort.”
Clint Eastwood

Change is all around us. Will it define us? Or will we define it?
Will we fly and dance like the Brolga?


We live in changing times, how do you see it locally? Globally?
How does it affect nature?
Your friends? Your family? You?
What does that look like?

Judging Criteria

Artistic merit
How well the work addresses the theme
Power of message
Connection to the Northern Rivers region.


1st Prize

Showcase at the Roxy Gallery Kyogle
Professional development by negotiation.

Runner Up

Showcase at the Roxy Gallery Kyogle
Professional development by negotiation.

Best under 18

Showcase at the Roxy Gallery Kyogle
Professional development by negotiation.

All other works, with the artist’s permission, will come into consideration for an exhibition at the Roxy Gallery in 2021 as part of Youth Week.



Kate McGain
Based in Kyogle, Kate is a multi-disciplinary artist, with a special interest in contemporary and conceptual art. She enjoys exploring duplicitous states of being, paradox and humour in her work.
Kate completed a Bachelor of Sculpture and Spatial Practice at Victorian College of the Arts in 2017, showing work in the 2016 Melbourne Festival and receiving the Majlis Encouragement Award on graduation.


Ross Tamlin

Ross Tamlin has been a practicing artist for 35 years, the last 20 as a professional full time artist from his studio in Kyogle. Born in New Zealand, he emigrated to Sydney where he went to art school at Meadowbank and a graphic arts course in Brisbane.
He has had 18 solo exhibitions and participated in many exhibitions in Australia winning a number of prizes and awards. He has also successfully exhibited in International Art Fairs in New York, Sydney and London, as well as being represented by galleries in North America, Asia and Europe.
Tamlin’s signature works are his text paintings which appear to be on corrugated iron but are actually enamel and oil on canvas.


Rebecca Tapscott

Rebecca Tapscott has been a practising artist for over half her life and has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. She currently lives in Kyogle with her young family and is very much immersed in the community.
Rebecca runs classes from The Occasional Studio, which she owns and operates and has painted murals throughout the area in various forms of collaborative structures.
Although primarily a painter, she finds that definition quite limiting. She sees herself as a creator of concepts, objects and things to express her world; everything is an opportunity to create.

Artwork specifications

Art work must either be an original drawing or painting undertaken by a young person not older than 25 years old on January 1st 2021.

The prize is not acquisitive, meaning that if you win your artwork is returned to you after it is showcased at the Roxy Gallery.

Submission Criteria

The artwork must be an original piece responding to the theme of change.

The artist must be 25 years or younger on the 1st of January 2021.

Entries must be received by the 28th of February 2021.  Winners will be notified by phone and email. 

The artist, or guardian must complete the entry form below when submitting their entry.

The artist must be from, work, study or live in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales.

The artist must agree to assist, where possible, with packaging etc. the artwork and transportation as part of the Roxy Galley Showcase component of the prize.

The winning and short listed artists may be asked to do some promotion for the prize moving forward. This might entail photos, interviews etc. By entering the prize you agree to assist with this as much as possible.

While the artwork remains the property of the artist, images, including the high resolution image used for entry may be used for promotion of the prize, Roxy Galley showcase, and in Kyogle Together promotional material. It may also be used on our social media and other media to promote the same.

Kyogle Together Inc. acknowledges the Gullibul, Githabul, Wahlubal and Banjalang people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters within the Kyogle Local Government Area, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.