The Brief

Young artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to create an artwork that reflects themselves, tells their story or otherwise connects with this year’s Youth Week Theme: ‘Together more than Ever’.

Submissions can be for paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, or graphic artworks, but must be 100% the artist’s own original artwork. Completed artworks must also be wall-mountable – either on canvas, framed or hung on the wall in some way.

At this stage you don’t need to actually produce the artwork – you just have to pitch your fantastic idea for what you would like to create to us.


Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be accepted from artists aged 12 to 25, living in Bathurst, Orange and surrounding areas up to a 100km radius (check out Google Maps if you are unsure, or get in touch with us to check). Alternatively, if you have any connection to Veritas House past or present, you are invited to apply . Artists under the age of 18 at the time of submitting the EOI must have the permission of a parent, guardian or carer.

A panel will determine the artworks to be commissioned. The selected young artists will also be matched with local experienced artists who will be available to provide mentoring sessions to help guide the young artists in producing their artworks.

Once completed, the commissioned artworks will remain on permanent display at the offices of Veritas House in Bathurst and Orange, for the enjoyment of young people accessing our services for years to come.


Expressions of Interest are open from 21 April and can be submitted online or delivered to any Veritas House office prior to 5pm, Friday, 14th May 2021.

Expression of Interest deadline has been extended to 5pm, Monday 17th May 2021.

A Selection Panel will include representatives from Veritas House, Bathurst and Orange Youth Councils, and representatives from the local arts community. The panel will assess the submitted EOIs and select/commission no less than four artists to produce their proposed artworks.

Artists will be notified of the outcome by Wednesday, 26 May 2021 and provided with materials and introduced to their nominated artist mentor, so that mentoring sessions can take place up to 30 June.

Artworks need to be completed and delivered to Veritas by Friday, 16 July to allow two weeks for framing and installation; and will be officially unveiled in August, 2021.


The offices of Veritas House are located at:

  • 106-108 Russell Street, Bathurst
  • 96 Bentinck Street, Bathurst
  • 29-31 Sale Street, Orange

There are several internal walls in each location on which art could be hung, varying in size. The largest proposed space measures 5.65 meters (width) x 2.68 meters (height), so proposed artworks must be within these dimensions.