Light and Soul: Art Competition for Schools 2023

Light and Soul: Art Competition for Schools 2023

A painting named '‘Á Carriere St Denis’, part of collection at The Cooper Gallery.

Light and Soul: Art Competition for Schools, offers pupils the chance to have their work exhibited in the Sadler Room at The Cooper Gallery in the summer of 2023. The display will be part of ‘Light and Soul; Early Impressions of the French landscape’, a major exhibition of beautiful paintings and drawings from The Cooper Gallery and beyond.

Schools are invited to submit pupils’ artwork (digitally) that captures any aspect of nature, such as an outdoor scene, animals, flowers, trees, water, or the sky. We’ll be looking for how pupils draw, colour, and create texture or light and shade.

All ages and abilities are welcome and winning entries will be exhibited in The Cooper Gallery as part of the exhibition, as well as online on Fusion’s Digital Platform. Entries will be placed in one of the following categories: EYFS & Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stages 3 and 4, Key Stage 5.

Taking part couldn’t be simpler! All you need to do is follow the guidelines in the attached information pack and select up to the best 35 entries from your school, scan (as high resolution as possible) and email them back to [email protected] by midnight on Friday 12 May 2023. 

We’ve provided resources to support you, including information about some of the works and artists featured in the exhibition and activity sheets to inspire the pupils and help them create their artwork.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

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