Visions of the Future
Maltings Young Artist Award 2017
Riverside Cafe Gallery, Farnham Maltings, 5 – 30 March 2017
Awards Ceremony at Spark Youth Arts Festival: 5 – 8pm, 24 March 2017
Farnham Maltings is delighted to present the Finalist’s Exhibition for the second Young Artist Award, in conjunction with the Maltings annual Youth Arts Festival: Spark. This year we invited budding artists to submit works under the theme of ‘Visions of the Future’. We have received some extraordinary entries, so do join us in celebrating the creative talent of local young people – the artists of the future.
We received over 100 entries to the Award, with incredible diversity in terms of subject matter, ranging from the more apocalyptic to the sci-fi technological. The ideas presented were fantastically imaginative and intelligent; we were very impressed with all the entries! Following the success of the inaugural Young Portrait Artist Award 2016, ‘Visions of the Future’ has proven to be a popular subject matter.
Our judges Charlie Betts (artist and educator), Outi Remes (Director of New Ashgate Gallery) and Paul Smith (London-based painter), chose 5 Finalists from each media category (Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting). We also have awarded 3 Maltings Commendations and 3 special mentions. At the awards Ceremony on 24th March all of your winners will be invited on stage and awarded a certificate by the Mayor. 3 overall prize-winners will also be announced.
The Maltings Young Artist Award 2017 is proudly supported by creative firm Stride Treglown who specialise in town planning, architecture, urban and interior design. Some of our prizes we also donated by local graphic and fine art supplies Pullingers, which holds a reputation of quality and value, the destination for art materials in Surrey.
From 5pm – 8pm there will be a free entry exhibition of the visual art. At 6pm an awards presentation for the winners will take place.