Year 5 Artist Wins Geelong Portrait Prize

Year 5 student Wyatt Eddy has been awarded the 2017 Who's who portrait prize for his artwork of John Feltham Archibald.

Wyatt won the prize for the level 4-6 category for his striking portrait of the JF Archibald, the founder of the famed Archibald Prize for portraiture.

The Who's who portrait prize is an annual exhibition of local students to honour Archibald and his connection to Geelong as his birthplace. The prize aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements, through portraiture. 

Wyatt was announced as the winner in a special full-colour spread in the Geelong Advertiser on Friday 20 October, where he explains why he chose Archibald as his subject: "Because he is the creator of the Archibald Prize and I wanted to be challenged."

You can see Wyatt's work and the entries of our College artists at the Geelong Gallery until 10 December.

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