The Maltings Young Artist Award returns for a second year with the theme Visions of the Future. What will our world look like in 20, 50, 100 years? If you’re aged 6-18 years, get your creative hat on and submit your artwork to our competition.
The judges for the competition have now been selected and reflect some of the finest artistic minds in Farnham.
Charlie Betts holds an MA in Fine Art with Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art. Charlie is currently a resident artist at Farnham Maltings and has exhibited widely nationally. Recent exhibitions include The Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, Stanley Picker Gallery, Canary Wharf Cabot Place Gallery, The Menier Gallery, London. As a qualified teacher Charlie has fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently working at Goldsmiths, University of London and as an associate tutor for Surrey University. She has extensive teaching experience in a wide range of settings including schools, universities and community groups and has worked with children, young people and adult learners for over 10 years.
Outi Remes is the Director of the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Together with the trustees, Outi leads the service, strategic direction and organisational objectives of the New Ashgate Gallery as the educational charity. Previously, she worked as the Head of Exhibitions at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading. Over the last ten years, she has lectured at Richmond American International University in London, Birkbeck College, the University of London, the University of Reading and the Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Reading. She is a committee member of the Museums and Exhibitions Group and the Association of Art Historians (AAH), which creates dialogue between academics and arts professionals.
Paul Smith is a London based artist from Sunderland and graduated from West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham. His work is predominantly narrative abstract painting and collage. Paul has exhibited widely in the UK and was most recently part of the touring Contemporary British Painting Prize, and early in 2016 the Farnham Maltings hosted his solo show ‘Noise Rings’. Other notable exhibitions include The ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries (2016), Griffin Art Prize, Griffin Gallery (2015), Neo Art Prize, Bolton (2015) and a solo show, ‘The Ice House’ at Northampton’s The Sanctuary Gallery (2014). Paul is also a visiting artist at a number of schools and runs workshops specializing in primary art education.
The judges will select five winners from each Media Category (drawing, painting, mixed media) for the finalists’ exhibition at the Riverside Café Gallery, throughout March 2017. It costs £3 to enter and the competition closes on Fri 10 February. Get started!