Twenty finalist images will be selected and blown up into large-scale portraits for the annual exhibition in Sandringham Gardens, Hyde Park from 19 September to 6 October 2019
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the junior version of the prestigious Australian Life photography competition has become a favourite among Sydneysiders. “Now in its ninth year, Little Sydney Lives has become increasingly popular with our city’s young photographers,” said the Lord Mayor.
“It is also a wonderful opportunity to see the perspective of Sydney’s youngest residents, who showcase great enthusiasm and originality in their photographs. I encourage all young snappers to take part!”
A panel of judges comprising Mags King, managing photographic editor for Sydney Morning Herald; artist and First Nations Creative Producer at Australian Design Centre, Dennis Golding; and artist and photography writer, Cherine Fahd, will select the 20 finalist images for the exhibition – which will be curated by photographer Sandy Edwards.
Winners will be selected in each of two categories – 3 to 7 years and 8 to 11 years – and announced at the opening of the exhibition.
Last year, seven year old Kobi Cleary, from Meadowbank, took the honours in the 3 – 7 years age category of Little Sydney Lives for his LEGO image, Where’s Wally? (pictured), while ten year old Patrick McCarthy from Normanhurst won first prize in the 8 – 11 years age category for his image, The Little Things of pebbles in the sea.
Little Sydney Lives is part of the City of Sydney’s year-round Art & About program of events and temporary art projects in unusual spaces throughout the city. Entries are now open and close at midnight on Sunday 16 June. For more information, visit: www.artandabout.com.au for details.
Image: Kobi Cleary, Where’s Wally?, 2018 (detail)