Artists Launch Competition For Young People
By AnnaClark | Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 14:39
The Creative Youth Network, alongside Art Action for Kids, has launched a high profile art competition at The Station, Bristol's £5.75million world-class youth hub being developed in the city centre. Bristol graffiti artist Nick Walker and illustrator Rose Sanderson, accompanied by some of The Station's young people, declared the competition open for entries today (Wednesday 23 May).
Jay Pater, station driver; Rose Sanderson, illustrator; Ryan Lewis, station driver; and Nick Walker, graffiti artist. Credit: Camilla Adams
The Station Artwork Competition offers young people the chance to see their artwork hung alongside a collection of more than 30 works by professional artists. The entire collection will then be auctioned off on Thursday 18 October as part of the corporate launch celebrations at The Station. All funds will be donated to future creative projects at the youth hub.
To enter, young people should take a digital shot of their artwork and upload it to the 'Art Auction & Competition' event on The Station's Facebook page. Artwork must be 2D but can be in any medium including painting, graffiti, digital, illustration, textile, print and photography.
Participating artists include graffiti and street artists Nick Walker, D*Face and Shepard Fairey, whose high profile collections have been displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Local illustrator Tom Bagshaw and internationally renowned artists Will Barras and Natalie Shau have also joined the line-up. Further artists will be announced soon.
The competition will be split into two age groups, 11-14yrs and 15-19yrs. The final three of both age groups will be decided on Facebook, but the overall winners will be judged by a special guest art panel.
The Station is a £5.75m partnership project to deliver a world-class, 32,000 sq ft facility for all young people in Bristol. The Station will be a safe, neutral place, accessible by public transport that links young people to the services and activities they need to develop creatively and emotionally.
Creative Youth Network provides creative opportunities and challenges to unlock young people's talent and personality.