The Saatchi Gallery is specifically geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to work at the cutting edge of contemporary art. The facilities - at the Gallery, via the website and in the Gallery classroom for schools - endeavor to ensure that teachers receive the best on-site and outreach support possible for their students.
Our Teacher's Evenings offer a private view of the current exhibition with a curatorial tour and a drink. The evenings are a fantastic opportunity to become familiar with our exhibition and get ideas for your own teaching. You can also find out more about our education programme and how we can tailor talks and workshops to suit your groups.
On Thursday 21st January we hosted the Champagne Life Teachers Evening. 150 teachers joined us for a guided tour of the exhibition, refreshments and information about upcoming education events.
ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY IS FREE
Group visits to the gallery are free, with free guided tours provided if booked via the Education Department. To download a booking form for school visits and tours click here.
MASK PRIZE 2015 AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY
14th December- January 11th
The MASK Prize is an annual competition for young people under the age of 25 living in Kenya and the surrounding countries. The Prize is in its 3rd year and a selection of submitted artworks are on display in the 2nd floor Education Gallery and the downstairs Education Room.
The MASK Prize challenges and celebrates the creative skills of children, teenagers and young adults from Africa. The works on show at the Saatchi Gallery present multifarious views of the continent, which together offer an image of the vitality and diversity of African culture, as seen by its young people. They are collectively exploring the interwoven relationships between education and social issues, friendships, ecology, nature, cities, design and technologies, reflecting on ideas that can improve their lives and the lives of their communities.
Themed 'The Creative Nation', the competition has been judged by creative professionals from a number of the world's leading art institutions and has awarded 18 prizes of 300,000 KSH (approx. $3,500, supported by Rivers Foundation) in total across four categories - 'Under 13 y/o', 'Visual Art', 'Schools' and 'Music'. The Prize-giving Ceremony took place earlier this year in Nairobi at the Michael Joseph Center in June 2015.
The works on show at the Saatchi Gallery will be shown at the University for the Creative Arts in early 2016.
Praising the outcomes of the project, its director Alla Tkachuk, commented:
âItâs always such a privilege to be able to work with young children to support them in imagining their futures. The MASK Prize is a not-for-profit programme pioneered by the UK creativity education charity âMASK School for Creativity and Innovationâ and aims to show the energy and vision of young people in Africa.â
Dr Terry Perk from the University for the Creative Arts, whose MA Curatorial Practice students are installing the show at the Saatchi Gallery, said:
âWeâre really excited to be involved in such an inspiring project. The range of work on show, from collages by four year-old nursery children through to musical performances developed by musicians in their early twenties, demonstrates the value of art as a tool for enabling us to enjoy, reflect on and create the worlds we live in.â
Sponsors: The Kenyan newspaper The Star (Media Partner), UCA (curating), Rivers Foundation (the prizes), as well as MASK Friends, The Linbury Trust, The Saatchi Gallery (venue).
EXHIBITIONS IN THE SAATCHI GALLERY/DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE GALLERY
The exhibition on display is the result of a partnership between Northumberland Park Community School, The Princeâs Foundation for Children and the Arts and the Saatchi Gallery. The project began in April and was completed on 30th June 2014. The lead artist on the project was Jack Brown.