Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Next Generation Art Competition

Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Next Generation Art Competition

One of Brian Wildsmith's artworks that depicts two owls next each other.

Fusion is delighted to announce Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars: The Next Generation Art Competition – a brilliant competition for schools in partnership with Barnsley Museums.

The competition will celebrate creativity in schools across Barnsley and showcase pupil’s own masterpieces with selected artworks forming part of ‘Paws, Claws, Tales & Roars The Art of Brian Wildsmith’. This major exhibition will feature beautiful original illustrations and stunning artworks at the Cooper Gallery and Experience Barnsley Museum from 20 April to 21 September 2024.

The competition is open to children and young people of all ages, at primary and secondary levels. To take part, schools will need to choose up to the best 35 entries and share digital copies of animal artworks created by their pupils with us by midnight Monday 11th March 2024.

Winning masterpieces will be exhibited in the Sadler Room at the Cooper Gallery as part of the exhibition as well as on Fusion’s online gallery and ALL entries will be displayed on a digital screen in the gallery.  In addition, pupils whose artwork is selected (and their teacher/parents/carers) will be invited to attend the Private View of the exhibition in April and will be presented with a special prize by the Mayor of Barnsley. 

Taking part couldn’t be simpler… you can watch this film for inspiration, then download the Teacher Pack to follow the simple instructions.

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