The Upwey Archies is an exhibition of portraits featured in the windows of Upwey Traders for the first two weeks of November. This exhibition is open to everyone to take part in.  The portraits must be in the form of 2D visual arts such as painting, print-making, drawing, collage etc.

The portraits are judged by an art expert and awards are given in both Open and Youth (14 yrs and under) categories for the Winner, Highly Commended, Commended and Encouragement (Youth).

All the winners are displayed in Upwey businesses, with last year's lucky traders including:

  • Cafe Grounded

  • Magpie House

  • Abitza Cafe

  • Hosford Health Clinic

  • Upwey Health & Beauty Care Centre

  • Upwey Chiropractic

  • Upwey Newsagency

  • Silhouette Grooming & Pet Supplies

  • MAK Hair & Beauty

The schedule for the next Upwey Archies should be:

  • Mid August - entries open, pay the application fee and receive a canvas at Burrinja

  • End September to early October - submit your artwork and completed application form to Burrinja

  • Mid October - Awards presentation ceremony and launch of public display

  • Mid October to mid November - artwork on display at various Upwey businesses

Keep an eye out for confirmation of exact dates for this year.

Sharpen your pencils / wet those brushes and start thinking creative!

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