With the Young Artist of the Year Award the Rotary Club of Lochaber are carrying on their tradition of encouraging young people to develop their talents; Room 13 International are again supporting the Rotary in inviting Lochaber’s young artists to make work and take part – one overall winner will receive £100 artist materials voucher, two runners-up will each receive £50 artist materials vouchers and up to four Highly Commended entrants will receive a prize and a certificate. There will also be an opportunity to exhibit and each entrant will receive feedback from the judges on their artwork.
Information, details and entry forms (deadline extended to Friday 17th April) downloadable here:
…and these are the key bits of information:
The award is open to young artists living in Lochaber (Highland, Scotland) aged 7 – 17. There are no separate age categories. Extended Entry Form deadline: Friday 17 April 2015
Young Artists are asked to make up a portfolio of work – a portfolio will ideally contain at least 4 pieces of your own original artwork up to a maximum of 8 pieces.
Portfolio Hand-in Times & Locations (changed to give flexibility):
Wednesday 22 April: From 2pm – 6pm at the Open Studio, Caol Youth Centre
Monday 27 April: From 11am – 3pm at Room 13’s office, Glenloy Street, Caol
Tuesday 28 April: From 11am – 3pm at Room 13’s office, Glenloy Street, Caol
Wednesday 29 April: From 2pm – 6pm at the Open Studio, Caol Youth Centre
Open Studio, Caol Youth Centre, Glenkingie Street, Caol PH33 7DP
Room 13 International, Unit 1, Glenloy Street, Caol PH33 7DR – please use buzzer round the corner on Patience Way (the office is upstairs).
Awards will be made on the basis of overall achievement. The judges are looking for evidence of a commitment to making artwork and to see your development as an artist in the work you make. Portfolios submitted will be judged on:
Originality – confident expression of the artist’s own unique way of looking, thinking and handling materials
Development – exploring ideas and trying out different techniques
Enthusiasm – an overall sense of purpose and interest in making artwork
Need more information? Contact Fiona at Room 13 International: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 13 Mallaig have learned to make these fantastic bags made from used plastic. The technique was picked up by their artist in residence who spent some time working with Room 13 Shikshayatan last year. This is an excellent example of studios sharing techniques across the globe to make some products that they can either exhibit or sell, once the
Mallaig artists have mastered the technique there might be some available to buy right here on the Room13 International website.