Close-up portrait of a young woman with a highly detailed face drawn in graphite, with colour used to depict her blonde hair and red top.
© Niamh BradyCredit

Niamh Brady (age 18)

Unmasked, 2021

Pencil and paint marker on paper

Niamh says: ‘This self-portrait was a test of my ability to draw myself with accuracy. I achieved this by capturing every minute detail on my face down to the last stray hair and freckle. All of these imperfections make me unique and who I am.’

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Shortlisted works | 16–18 years

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