Now in its 10th year, the Young Archie is an art prize for young people that runs along with the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW. It invites artists between the ages of five and 18 to submit a portrait of ‘someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life’.
For five-year-old Lev Vishnu Kahn, who won in the youngest category, that person was himself. ‘I’m not so interested in things to do with space or planets, like other kids. I’m more of an Earth boy,’ he said. ‘I had no idea I was capable of creating something so beautiful.’ Find his painting and the other category winners below, as well as a selection of finalists