KENT, CT.- Page Turner
is the art and writing competition launched by Turner Contemporary
, Aim Higher Kent and Medway
and University for the Creative Arts
, with the aim of uncovering new talented artists and writers in Kent.
To enter you have to be a student or staff in school or higher education in Kent, meaning teachers, teaching assistants and tutors can enter as well as their pupils.
We are looking for original artwork inspired by the theme Nothing in the World But Youth, with the winning entries to be shown in an exhibition of the same name at the new Turner Contemporary gallery 17 September 2011- 8 January 2012. This means that the winners will have their creations displayed alongside works by artists such as JMW Turner, Andy Warhol and Peter Blake.
The exhibition explores how youth experience has been reflected in art, culture and the media from the late nineteenth century to today. Inspired by Margate, a seaside town associated with theme parks, beauty contests and clashes between Mods and Rockers in the 1960s, the exhibition focuses on what it means to be a teenager.
How to enter
Artwork can be in any medium and any size, creative writing should be a story or poem of up to 400 words, to enter visit www.pageturner.org.uk. Closing date for entries is Friday 4 March 2011.
Winners will be announced at the prize giving and exhibition evening on Thursday 28 April 2011 at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury to which all entrants and their families will be invited.