Isabella Law; Image courtesy of Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi gallery has announced the opening of the Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools Exhibition. For over 30 years, the Saatchi Gallery has been known for supporting emerging artists and bringing their work to a wider audience and the Art Prize continues this, by giving young artists a platform to showcase their work and gain the confidence to consider art as a career.
This year, the Prize has received over 20,000 entries from 33 countries and marks the beginning of one of the largest international competitions opened to primary, secondary, and sixth form students from around the world. The Deutsche Bank support comes from the banks commitment to helping young people access creative opportunities, previously working with the Saatchi Gallery to launch the youth engagement programme Born to Be, which offered artist-led workshops to pupils from schools in disadvantaged areas.
The Art Prize Exhibition will include artwork from the 20 shortlisted students, which will be judged by a panel of award winning artists and experts. Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery, will be joined by Lauren Child MBE, the writer, illustrator and creator of ‘Charlie and Lola’ and Catherine Goodman, the Artistic Director of the Royal Drawing Schools, to name a few. The First Prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winning schools art department, along with a further £2,000 to be given to the winning pupil to spend on art and computer supplies. Two runner-up winners will also receive £5,000 for their schools.
The exhibition will take place from the 29th of April to the 4th of May. You can find more information .
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