Bouts Art Competition

Bouts Art Competition for Young People


 

To celebrate this magnificent painting we are launching an art competition for young people aged 13 – 25 years old:

To take part: Get creative! Taking inspiration from this painting, choose from one of the themes below to create your own Artwork:

  1. Interior fantasy space
  2. Portrait through objects
  3. Imagined landscapes
  • There will be 3 online workshops; one a week delivered by Artists on The Bowes Museum website to inspire you with ideas for how you could respond to each theme.

  •  Entries to the competition will be displayed on The Bowes Museum website.

 The 9 winning entries will have their artwork displayed in, or in the grounds of The Bowes Museum at a date to be announced.

Competition Opens: 5 June 2020
Competition Closes: 30 June 2020

For further information on how to take part, please read the rules and complete the application and consent form attached. 

Download the poster for your  home or school here
Download the application and consent form here

Any questions regarding the competition then please get in touch with: Jessica.White@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Project supported by: 

Bouts Art Competition Workshops


Interior Fantasy Space

Textile artist, Richard Bliss, is joining our Bouts Art Competition with a workshop about Interior fantasy space. You can also download teh PDF with his instructions below. Join in and send us your artwork to stand with a chance to be exhibited at The Bowes Museum.

 

Download Richard's instructions here

 

Portrait Through Objects

Artist and Illustrator, Rachel McGivern, is joining our Bouts Art Competition with a photography workshop about Portrait Through Objects. Watch it, join in and send us your artwork to stand with a chance to be exhibited at The Bowes Museum.

 

Download Rachel's instructions here.

 

Imagined Landscape

Textile artist, Richard Bliss, is returning with another exciting Bouts Art Competition workshop. This time he will be looking at Imagined Landscape through different mediums. Watch it, join in and send us your artwork to stand with a chance to be exhibited at The Bowes Museum.

Download Richard's instructions here.

 

 

 

 

Bouts Art Competition Entries


Submitted by: Corrina for the Imagined Landscape Theme; Title: Nurture and growth, mixed-media, Age category: 20-25 years old.

 

 

 

Submitted by: Hannah for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: Time As Performance, Media: Photography, Age category: 17 - 19 years old.

 

 

Submitted by: Eden for the Imagined Landscape Theme; Untitled, Age category: 17-19 years old.

 

 

Submitted by: Natasha for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: My Interests, Media: Colouring pencils, Age Category: 17 - 19 years old.

 

 

Submitted by: Amber for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: Painting from Shells, Media: Watercolour, pen & photography, Age category: 13-16 years old

 

 

 

Submitted by: Rachael for the Portrait through Objects theme; Title: Saving Face, Media: Photography & Make-up, Age category: 17 - 19 years old.

 

Submitted by: Rose for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: The Peaceful Outdoors, Media: Photography, Age category: 13 – 16 years.

 

 

Submitted by: Reuben for Imagined Landscape Theme; Title: Woman in a blue puffer gown, Mixed media: acrylic paint & fine-liner, Age category: 17 – 19 years old.

 

Submitted by: Arwen for the Portrait Through Objects theme: Title: Elephants from India, Media: photography, Age category: 13 – 16 years old.

 

Submitted by: Laura for the Imagined Landscape Theme; Title: Low Tide 2100ce, Mixed media: Watercolour, fine-liner & shells, Age category: 17-19 years old.

 

Submitted by: Lottie for the Imagined Landscapes theme; Title: Heavenly Jewel, Media: Acrylic paint on cardboard & fabric, Age category: 17-19 years old.

 

 

Submitted by: Ingrid Myers for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: Maybe it’s a glitch in the simulation, Media: Oil on canvas, Age category: 20 – 25 years old.

 

Submitted by: Rhys for the Portrait Through Objects theme; Title: Millions of Years, Media: Photography, Age category: 13 – 16 years.

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The Bowes Museum grounds are open!


Due to the government announcement on Thursday 17 December, that County Durham is to remain in COVID tier 3 restrictions, The Bowes Museum unfortunately will remain closed to all visitors. However, the grounds remain open to visitors from 10.00 - 4.00 daily, and we are currently hosting a woodland fairy trail, two spring trails and outdoor guided tours are available from 29 March 2021.

As we have already been shut for a number of weeks and there is much uncertainty around possible further restrictions, we have decided to use this period to undertake some work in Café Bowes, alongside performing some much-needed structural repairs to the building, notably to the windows. January and February are usually quieter times for the Museum, often due to severe weather, so we believe that this is the best time to carry out such works with the least amount of disruption to our visitors.

We have therefore decided to remain closed for a period of four weeks following any near-future tier 2 announcement from the government, as this will allow us time to deep clean the Museum prior to reopening our doors once again. We will, of course, keep you updated as the guidelines change.

Your ongoing support during these unprecedented times is hugely appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you back into the building as early as possible in 2021.

We hope to be able to offer a few COVID-safe outdoor events over the coming months, about which we shall make further announcements as soon as possible.