Portrait Competition

Portrait competition for children aged 7-11 and 11 to 18

7 to 11 year olds

Judged by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath and the Director of the Holburne Museum
To celebrate our new exhibition ‘Characters: People and Portraits from the Arts Council Collection', we're challenging you to create a portrait with a twist - by giving our Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Lees, a makeover or creating your own imaginative vision of Bath's Mayor!
Win vouchers to spend on your choice of art materials

Entries will be exhibited at The Holburne Museum over the Christmas Holidays.

Mayor Lees
Mayor of Bath, Councillor Malcolm Lees

How to enter

You must be at school in Bath or live in Bath. We can accept individual entries or bulk entries from schools or other groups.
You can use any materials that you like. For example, one of the artists in the exhibitionhas painted over a newspaper photo and another has used plastic beads and scrap materials.
We are looking for your imaginative and creative portraits of the Mayor. You could use the photo on the front or have a look at others on his website www.mayorofbath.co.uk to help you or else use your imagination to create your own idea of Bath's Mayor.
There will be prizes for the winners and runners-up in 2 age categories (Y3/4 and Y5/6)
All entries must:
• Be no larger than A3 in size
• Have the following written on the back:
- Your full name
- Name of school or a parent/carer's phone number
- Your age and Year group.
All entries must be returned to The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB by 29th November 2013.
Please ensure that you have paid the correct postage. Entries cannot be returned.
Enquiries: 01225 388568 education@holburne.org

Sponsored by the Charter of Trustees of the City of Bath

Portrait Competition for ages 11 to 18

Love Art? Enter now and be part of an exhibition at the Holburne Museum 
Portrait competition for young people aged 11 - 18
Judged by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath together with the Director of the Holburne Museum

To celebrate Characters: People and Portraits from the Arts Council Collection we are asking you to create a portrait with a twist.

Milena Dragicevic, Supplicant 101
Supplicant 101, Milena Dragicevic Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Hew Locke, The Queen as Medusa
Hew Locke, The Queen as Medusa, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

How to enter

Our exhibition contrasts observed portraits with characters that have been invented or distorted.
Your challenge is to choose a famous person or someone you know and create an alternative portrait of them. Can you express something about their personality through your use of colour, mark-making and the materials that you use?

It's my idea of you as well as what I see that's in my mind.' Howard Hodgkin

For inspiration look at Hew Locke's iconic queen's head and Richard Hamilton's mixed-media portrait in which he has painted over a newspaper cutting to alter a portrait. (See Characters) or better still visit the exhibition at the Holburne Museum for free when you state your intention to apply for the competition. You must be at school in Bath or live in Bath. We can accept individual entries or bulk entries from schools or other groups.
There will be prizes for the winners and runners-up in 3 age categories (KS3, KS4 and A-level)
All entries must:
• Be no larger than A2 in size
• Have the following written on the back:
- Your full name
- Name of school or a home phone number
- Your age and Year group.

All entries must be returned to The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB by 29th November 2013.
Please ensure that you have paid the correct postage. Entries cannot be returned.

Enquiries: 01225 388568 education@holburne.org

Sponsored by the Chartered Trustees of the City of Bath

City of Bath Arms