ADFAS Perth supports the next generation of promising Western Australian artists

ADFAS Perth ran the Youth Arts Award for the second time this year and winners were recently announced. The award supports the next generation of promising Western Australian artists in the development of their art practice. It is open to young artists aged between 13 and 24 years of age from across Perth – with entries this year submitted from schools, tertiary institutions, TAFE and emerging artists. Read more

  • Charlotte Robinson won the $3,000 Young Adult prize.

Charlotte Robinson is a 24-year-old emerging expressionist painter. She states: “I source photographs and personal relationships as part of my creative process. Stroke, line and colour are used to illustrate the likeness of the subject and to navigate and assert my emotions in the process of painting.” Charlotte impressed the judges by submitting a well thought out and articulated application. Charlotte’s images and her reference were compelling, as was her clear vision of how she intends to further her artistic practice. Charlotte is a well deserving winner with much future promise.  Congratulations!


  • May Thadar won the $500 Youth Prize.

May is a 16-year-old high school student who loves to draw and create hand-drawn sticker art commissions. She is keen to expand her artistic practice and explore income generating ideas at markets. May’s work is fun, lively and engaging. She attributes her love of art to her grandfather who was an artist and created beautiful work on canvas and pots in Myanmar.


  • Three additional Highly Commended Awards were awarded to:Jordan Jackson, Georgina Moss and Jackson Rutherford.
  • The panel of judges included Ted Snell, Digby de Bruin, Imogen Castledine and Fiona Johnson, with the intention each year that a different ADFAS Perth committee member engage in the judging process.

It is a novel award founded on a pitch and costings with the simple aim to assist young aspiring artists achieve their potential. If raffle ticket sales are any indication then the ADFAS Perth members are truly embracing the YAA award. It will be great to see how it grows in future years.