THE 2015 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS
The 20 shortlisted entries for the 2015 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize have been announced.
The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools received over 20,000 entries this year, from this 20 art works have now been selected for the exhibition which will take place 28 April - 4 May at the Saatchi Gallery. The winners will be announced on the evening of the 28th April 2015.
The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit art work from students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Schools can enter as many art works as they wish, and there is no prescribed theme for works entered, nor is there a restriction on media used (sculpture, painting, installation, photography and mixed media art works are all eligible and welcome).
A first prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winning school's art department, with a further £2,000 given to the winning pupil to be spent on art and computer equipment. Two further runner-up prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to the second and third placed schools, with a further £1,000 to each of the winning pupils.
There will be an exhibition of the 20 shortlisted entries at the Saatchi Gallery in April 2015.
The deadline for entries was 6pm on Monday 26th January 2015.
The panel of judges for this year's Prize include Lauren Child MBE, writer, illustrator and creator of 'Charlie and Lola'; Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director of The Royal Drawing Schools; Alistair Hicks, Art Advisor to Deutsche Bank; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery and Richard Wilson, Artist whose work includes 20:50 which is on permanent display at the Saatchi Gallery.
All entries should be submitted online.
The Prize is part of the Saatchi Gallery's education programme which is committed to introducing contemporary art to younger audiences.
The winner of the 2014 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools was Harry Reidy, aged 18, from Culford School where the Head of Art is Brenda Hunt. Two runner-up prizes were awarded to the Year 6 pupils from Griffin Primary School, London and Rosie Rendles from Whitley Bay High School, Tyne and Wear. The winners were announced at a prize-giving ceremony at the Saatchi Gallery in London on 26th February, 2014.
Judge Laura Dockrill, 2014 judge, commented, "The standard and quality of work entered was absolutely remarkable. What the Saatchi Gallery are doing is phenomenal; showcasing the work of young artists and having their wonderful imaginations splattered onto the gallery walls, installing confidence into young people by recognising their talent and taking their work seriously. This competition is necessary. It is making dreams come true."
Colin Grassie, Deutsche Bank UK CEO who presented the awards said "Deutsche Bank has long supported contemporary art and values the creativity and innovation which art can bring to young people's development. We are proud to support the Saatchi Gallery and its Art Prize for Schools which is an excellent example of how the arts can support education."
Deutsche Bank's support of the Prize is part of the Bank's commitment to helping young people access opportunities and fulfil their potential. The Bank's youth engagement programme, Born to Be, has enabled the Saatchi Gallery to offer tailored artist-led workshops to pupils from schools in disadvantaged areas, increasing their understanding of fine art processes, having the opportunity to work with specialist art materials and giving them support in entering the prize process.
The Saatchi Gallery has a nearly 30-year-long history of supporting emerging artists and bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible. The Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools aims to support and encourage budding young artists by providing them with a platform to showcase their work, and giving them the confidence to consider a career in the arts.
Shortlisted entries for the 2015 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize For Schools
Ordered alphabetically by screen name
Winner: Harry Reidy, aged 18, Culford School, Installation
Runner Up: Year 6 from Griffin Primary, London with Colin Grassie, Deutsche Bank CEO, and Nigel Hurst, Saatchi Gallery CEO.
Runner Up: Rosie Rendles, aged 17, from Whitley Bay High School, Tyne and Wear with Colin Grassie, Deutsche Bank CEO, and Nigel Hurst, Saatchi Gallery CEO.
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All Entries FOR THE 2015 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS
The order in which schools appear is random and changes regularly.