‘Edith & Blossom’ is a Young Archies Finalist

This beautiful painting was done by Olive in year 8 and we’re so excited to share that it’s been selected as one of the 70 finalists in this year’s Young Archibald Prize!

“I chose warm colours for this painting to show the warm, safe and happy relationship I have with my big sister Edith and my cat Blossom, and the close friendship they have with each other. I used dark indigo because it contrasts well with the warm colours. I used white gouache for the highlights to make them pop.”

This tenth year of the Young Archie competition, which started in 2013, saw a record number of entries (over 2400!) as well as the largest number of finalists ever exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, from 14 May to 24 August 2022.

Olive’s painting is titled “Edith and Blossom” and you can see the entry on the Archibald Prize website here:


Congratulations Olive, this is such an amazing achievement!