Rhyanna Hanson-Mettle, winner of the 4-6 year category with the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean, the Lady Mayoress, Victoria McLean, and Victoria Mayes, Head of Learning at MK Gallery. Photo: Derek Wales
The Lady Mayoress, Victoria McLean, Victoria Mayes, Head of Learning at MK Gallery, and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean. Photo: Derek Wales
MK Gallery Young Artist of the Year
3 - 26 July 2015
Opening Event: Thursday 2 July, 5 - 6.30pm
MK Gallery Young Artist of the Year presents shortlisted entries for this city-wide competition, revealing the creative talent of children and young people across Milton Keynes.
In connection with the forthcoming MK Gallery Expansion, schools and individuals were invited to make work inspired by City Club, an artist commission for a new type of public space surrounding the Gallery site.
An exciting competition for young people aged 4-19
MK Gallery is now 15 years old and about to turn the page on an exciting new chapter. Later this autumn the main gallery will close its doors as we embark upon a significant gallery expansion and site redevelopment. As we reach this exciting new phase the Learning Team would like to celebrate by bringing together the work and creative talents of children and young people from across Milton Keynes. MK Gallery Young Artist of the Year is an exciting opportunity to develop new, or showcase existing, work in an exhibition in MK Gallery’s Project Space, this July. All we ask is that your submission connects, or responds to, the theme of City Club and one of it’s three elements.
Background to City Club
City Club was the name originally given to a national leisure complex planned for Central Milton Keynes in the 1970s. It was due to be an exciting combination of physical recreation and entertainment as part of the city’s original ‘master plan’ but was never actually built. MK Gallery’s City Club is now the work of two artists, Gareth Jones and Nils Norman who have submitted a proposal for a City Club as part of the gallery expansion due for completion in 2017. The two artists plan to create a new kind of public artwork that looks at the whole environment, which invites the visitor to consider the role art can play in our everyday lives. City Club will include three main elements; a garden, piazza and playground and will offer a space for everyone to enjoy. We invite you to respond to the City Club theme and submit a work inspired by one of the three elements. If you are interested in applying simply download an application pack for further information.
Deadline for entries: Friday 5 June 2015
Watch a video of the winner's being announced during the exhibition opening event.