• Howick Youth Council

Submissions open for 2021 East Auckland Youth Visual Arts Showcase


Live art gallery. Your art. Real experience.

Sign up at youth.org.nz/vas2021

Registrations open until May 4th


The Howick Youth Council is excited to host the 2021 East Auckland Visual Arts Showcase!


Our Youth Visual Arts Showcase is accepting all mediums of visual art whether it be painting, sculpture, animation, photography, or mixed media.


With 45 exhibited pieces of art last year, the showcase is an incredible opportunity for young artists to get a taste of what it’s like to show off their art in a real live gallery.


The showcase will continue to have expert judging as in previous years, but both casual and professional submissions are welcome.


2021’s showcase will happen over June in the Malcolm Smith Gallery at UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture in Howick Village.


If you have any art at home you would like to submit, you are more than welcome to enter. Artists can feel free to create artworks over subject matter that inspires them or experiment with different media such as sculpturing, oil painting and printmaking. Submissions are limited to one piece of artwork per artist.

2020 showcase photos


This year, we are once again proudly exhibiting artwork in the Malcolm Smith Gallery at Uxbridge Arts and Culture from our opening night on the 10th of June till the 26th of June.

“It’s a heartening experience for our team to provide a platform where young artists in our community can gain insight into the art world. In its fourth year, we’re truly excited to see what will come forth in the showcase,” says HYC team lead Elaine Huang, whose volunteer youth council team is in charge of the project.


2021 will be the fourth year in which the showcase has been run.

  • Learn more about the 2020 showcase's winners here.

  • See photos from 2020 on Facebook.

  • See photos from the 2019 showcase on Facebook here

  • See photos from the 2018 showcase by Aim To Capture Photography on Pixieset here.

Art will be displayed from Thursday 10th June to Saturday 26th June at the Malcolm Smith Gallery at Uxbridge Arts and Culture in Howick. This exhibition will be opened during the day in this showcase period.


To learn more about submitting artwork, please visit http://youth.org.nz/vas2021/


Submissions for the showcase close on May 4th.


This project is supported by the Auckland Creative Communities Scheme, UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, Arts Out East and Te Tuhi. The Howick Youth Council (HYC) is proudly supported by the Howick Local Board to empower young people through projects and events.



Graphics by Maggie Xian.