This year’s theme is Lockdown Creations. Perhaps you have used this time to learn a new skill or dedicate yourself to an old passion. Maybe you have used your camera lens to provide a window into your quarantine world, or you have been knitting inventive little creatures to pass the time, we want to see what kept you motivated throughout isolation.
There is an Open competition which we are running alongside the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park. We are excited to announce that the 5 winning entries will go on to be exhibited at the Gallery of Discovery exhibition at Weston funded by the Arts Council of England in September. This exhibition will bring together all sorts of creative media (from weaving to water colours and pottery to poetry) and encompasses anything associated with lockdown – from what people have discovered about their own creativity, to what has inspired them during these difficult times.
For which there will be prizes for:
There are 3 classes for children that will be judged in 2 separate categories – those aged 2-7 and those aged 8-13 (whichever category you fell into at the beginning of lockdown)
Junk modelling has kept many children busy during lock down. What is your most creative take on what you have missed over the last 4 months – is it the local swimming pool, or the park, a flight abroad or the London skyline?
Have you thought more about wildlife during lockdown? Could you make a bird box, or a hedgehog house? Or a tracker with food dye so you can see the footprints of who visits your garden? Use your imagination and creative skills to make life better for the wildlife in your garden.
The image of the rainbow has symbolised our gratitude to the NHS and other key workers and given hope to millions during lock down. Use your imagination and creative skills to produce a masterpiece incorporating a rainbow in the most original way possible – might you have a rainbow elephant? Or is your rainbow part of a beautiful landscape. Do you interpret a rainbow like Damien Hirst with spots or are you even more abstract?
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Maximum of 3 photos per entry. Photos in landscape.
Make a donation to the wonderful charities who are putting on this show and enter as many classes as you like. Once you fill out the entry form you will receive an email inviting you to upload your photos. This must be uploaded between 3rd July and 10th August. If you enter multiple classes, please label your photo files clearly.
You have until Monday 10th August to submit your entries and judging will take place on 22nd August. Rosettes will be awarded to 3rd place. Once entries close, we shall issue the timetable for each class, and you will be able to watch the entries on-line during the show.