ADFAS Perth Youth Arts Award



The winners of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Perth (ADFAS Perth) Youth Arts Award (YAA) have been announced. The award supports the next generation of promising Western Australian artists (aged between 13 and 24) in the development of their art practice.

And the winners are:


Young Adult (ages 18-24) prize of $3,000: Charlotte Robinson

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!


Junior Award prize (ages 13-17) of $500: May Thadar

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.


Mariana Atkins, Chair of the ADFAS Perth YAA says: ‘the standard of applications was very high this year and for this reason the judges awarded three additional highly commended awards to: Jordan Jackson (19), Georgina Moss (24) and Jackson Rutherford (21). The YAA Committee would like to thank the judges Ted Snell, Digby de Bruin, Imogen Castledine and Fiona Johnson for their thoughtful and enthusiastic engagement with the award. Every year we are gaining experience and going from strength to strength. We can’t wait to see the creative talent emerging in next year’s submissions.”