Annual Student Art Competition
When I look in the mirror, what do I see?
For the 2012 BNG Student Art Competition, student artists were encouraged to explore the genre of portraiture using the 2012 Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art as inspiration. The student artists were asked to draw inspiration from the exhibition and consider the question: When I look in the mirror, what do I see?
In order to ensure that the community and all schools were aware of the competition we reached out to home schools, public and private schools and various community organizations by:
- Making on-site visits and presentations to all schools across the island both public and private;
- Hand delivering and providing all principals and teachers with BNG education packages;
- Informing and communicating with all educators and community members via: email, phone, postal mail, BNG newsletter, and online networking; plus, flyer postage through local community centers, businesses, school websites, PTA websites, and the BNG website
- Providing Professional Development workshops for educators and members of the community;
- Supporting educators by providing pre-lesson plans and guidelines;
- Offering to co-teach with teachers in the classroom and/ or in the Gallery in delivering the theme of the competition.
Because of our broad outreach, we saw entries double from last year with over 560 entries. Additionally, we received entries from after school art clubs, homeroom teachers, parents and grandparents. Thank you!
The competition was open to all students between the ages of 6 and 18. The six categories are; P3; P4; P5; P6; middle (M1-M3); and senior (S1-S4).
This year the competition was juried by:
Biennial Artist Jacqueline Alma
Artist Emily Biermann
Biennial Artist William Collieson
Art Historian Stephanie Gibson
Artist Mark Henderson
Art Critic Charles Zuill
For more details please contact BNG Education & Communications Officer Ms. Dany Pen at: email@example.com or 295-9428.