Mixed Up Me

Child's self-portrait with face distorted like a Picasso painting, with green eyes placed on the diagonal and nose in profile on left and mouth in profile on right
© Aliana AherneCredit

Aliana Aherne (age 9)

Mixed Up Me, 2021

Oil paint on paper

Aliana says: ‘In this self-portrait, I’m feeling mixed up with another Covid lockdown, being at home instead of school and not being able to see my friends. I am really happy when I am painting, drawing or making things. Covid will not change how I feel about art.’

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Shortlisted works | 7–11 years

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