2021 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards


The biennial Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award is a national prize established in 1981 to promote and support talented young emerging artists in Australia, initiated by the Lane Cove community in honour of its long term resident Dr Lloyd Rees. The 2021 finalists’ exhibition features artworks from 32 artists in painting, drawing and printmaking.

Proudly supported by Lane Cove Council.

2021 Finalists:

Alessia Sakoff, Ash Homes, Bryan Mew, Caleb Slater, Charlie Landy, Conor Parsons, Douglas Schofield,  Edward Inchbold, Elena Larkin, Emma Rani Hodges, Eric Sesto, Erin Litschauer, Eva Nolan, Jacob Spokes, Jarrad Martyn, Jarrah Goodson, Joel Tonks, Karina Bodnark, Kit Syvret, Lauren Wissam, Leanne Xiu Williams, Lizzy Halyard, Lucinda Bird, Millie Mitchell, Oliver Terence Wood, Olivia Arnold, Rosyln Liao, Sadhbha Cockburn, Sarah Randall, Taylor Steel, Xanthe Muston, Zoe Anika


Kelly McDonald, Assistant Director & Senior Curator, Mosman Art Gallery

Rachael Kiang, Manager & Curator, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios



LRMYAA 2021 Winner

Xanthe Muston

Charge of the Forgotten Relics


Gouache, watercolour, texta, crayon and stickers on paper.

"This artwork is striking, confident and resolved. There is a forward march, the movement of the subject stepping through the journey from childhood to adolescence and beyond - the approach is as playful as the subject matter. The composition is the strength of this work, and incredibly confident. It's as much a strength as the technical execution and the experimentation with materiality, which really reflects the subject matter. It's joyful, congratulations Xanthe."

      - Kelly McDonald, Guest Judge
        (Assistant Director & Senior Curator, Mosman Art Gallery)

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2021 Highly Commended

Eva Nolan

Bumblebee, Hummingbird and Bat Flower


Graphite pencil on paper, acrylic frame

"This work is an act of care for an imagined landscape. In her artist’s statement, Eva talks about the ‘ecofeminist ethics of care’ and this work embodies that especially when you consider the amount of hours spent labouring over its construction. This was an act of care. The artist employs a high degree of technical proficiency to produce an intricate, highly detailed work that is deserving of your close attention."

      - Kelly McDonald, Guest Judge       
     (Assistant Director & Senior Curator, Mosman Art Gallery)

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2021 Commended

Lucinda Bird

Untitled 1


Copper plate etching

"Lucinda’s work is a nostalgic look at her childhood home. But, somehow the work has a quietness, and a strength. It is textured and layered as memories are - distant with gaps and imperfections. It is an excellent stand alone work, with so much left unsaid. We felt that it was a very powerful work"

      - Kelly McDonald, Guest Judge       
     (Assistant Director & Senior Curator, Mosman Art Gallery)



LRMYAA 2019 Winner

Evan Pank

Shield Wall


Screenprint and smokeflares

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Highly Commended

Ethan Robertson

Salt Flat



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Highly Commended

Blake Bridgewater

Liminal Identity


Graphite on perspex


The 2017 awards were judged by artists, Dr. Guy Warren AM and Ann Cape with Assistant Director/Senior Curator, Mosman Regional Art Gallery,  Katrina Cashman. 

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LRMYAA 2017 Winner

Kirtika Kain



Silkscreened pigment and paraffin wax on Japanese rice paper

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Highly Commended

Ashley Zhurawel

Lost on the River Thames


Hand coloured Linocut

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Highly Commended

Kristone Capistrano

The Newborn


Charcoal on paper