Westminster Creative Collective: A city wide exhibition of young people's responses to 2020. Submit your artwork or express an interest in taking part here!

Westminster Creative Collective

*Exciting News* Our Virtual Exhibition has just opened! Check out the amazing work of the Westminster Creative Collective here. 

Westminster City Council are looking for young artists (up to age 18) to take part in a collection of exhibitions in Westminster, showcasing the creativity of young people and offering a chance to reflect, share and celebrate together. 

Your chance to have your artwork showcased in our public exhibitions, including the world famous Saatchi Gallery! 

2020 has been a significant moment for all of us; can anyone remember a time when life had to change so quickly for so many? The experiences of COVID-19, lockdown and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement have also had a profound impact on many of us. Creativity can help us make sense of it all and people have been creating art in different forms to help communicate and express their feelings. 

At the council, we want to share and celebrate the creativity of Westminster’s brilliant young people by hosting a series of events.

We are looking for original artworks of any kind, this could be audio clips, short films, poems, paintings, drawings, statements or digital work that are related to the following themes: 

  • Lockdown
  • Resilience and hope
  • Community 
  • Black Lives Matter

So everyone can see, hear or experience your artwork, they will be included in our virtual gallery to mark this moment in time. We will also select work to be displayed in four public gallery spaces across Westminster. The public will select their favourite pieces to be displayed in a final celebration at the world famous Saatchi Art Gallery. Please note: you will first need to submit your artwork in a digital format for our virtual gallery. 

Interested in submitting a piece of work or ready to submit your artwork? Please complete this form. 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31st March 2021. Artworks will be displayed in our virtual gallery and exhibitions to over spring and summer 2021. Submissions will also be placed in Westminster Archives to be preserved

We would like to thank children’s services, schools, libraries, archives, The Saatchi Gallery and all our partners supporting this work. Submissions for the project will be transferred to the City of Westminster Archives Centre. You can find out more in their acquisitions policy here

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