Very well done Charli!
‘Young Archie Central West’ celebrates the creativity of more than 100 young people from across our region, through a collection of insightful portraits highlighting their most significant relationships.
As part of the Archibald Prize 2018 regional tour to Orange, budding artists between the ages of 5- 18 were invited to submit a portrait of someone who is known to them and plays an important role in their life. Judged by accomplished artists, Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay, Charli Hobbs was the winner of the 13-15 years age group. Charli created an oil painting of her Grandmother- ‘Babushka’.
“My piece of artwork is to replicate my Grandmother from 1956, she was 22 and was attending a Ball. She made a big move to be close to my family in 2015. I didn’t really see her much before, though now she plays a big role in my life and has always supported me,” said Charli.
“I was in Maths class when I got the email to say I had won, I didn’t know what to do. I started shaking and my friend said, “Why are you shaking?!” I was pretty proud. My family were really happy, and I guess surprised that I had gotten this far.”
Charli’s Mother, Julie added, “I’m extremely proud of Charli, I’m very happy for her because she has always loved art, I just think she has done a marvellous job. We’ve always known she’s had a creative streak, and since she has been going to her Art teacher, Loretta Goodacre, she has done incredible things.”
Charli added, “I think the Archibald and Young Archie’s proves it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, that you can paint, and you can create what you like.”
Congratulations to Charli and all who entered, there were some very creative pieces on display!