University gallery to host new exhibition for Cumbria's young artistic talent

University gallery to host new exhibition for Cumbria's young artistic talent  name

A partnership between the University of Cumbria’s Institute of Arts and local arts development agency Eden Arts is offering young artists a great opportunity to showcase their talent.

On an annual basis, the university’s Vallum Gallery at the Brampton Road campus in Carlisle, will now host the competitive 'Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year' exhibition. The 2016 show will be open to the public from 1 September until 6 October.

Any artist aged 15-24 is eligible to enter the competition and any visual art medium is accepted, including painting, sculpture, textiles, illustration, photography, digital media and video. The winning artist will receive a prize of £500. All the shortlisted artists will feature in the exhibition at the Vallum Gallery and an online showcase. The competition is now open for entries and the deadline for submissions is midday on 24 June 2016.

The 'Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year' exhibition runs alongside the 'Cumbrian Artist of the Year' exhibition The Rheged Discovery Centre in Penrith. This large annual show of artistic talent from artists across the county takes place this year from 9 September to 13 November.

Jo Bramley-Wright, Project Co-ordinator of C-Art at Eden Arts comments: "The gallery space at the university is fantastic and I think it will make a brilliant setting for the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition."

University curator Laura Baxter, is looking forward to showcasing the artistic talent of our region's young people.

"I would encourage anyone aged 15-24 from across Cumbria to take this opportunity of being part of this exciting exhibition,” she says. “We know there are many talented young people in the area and we are really looking forward to celebrating their creativity and ambition."

To find out more details about 'Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year' and enter the competition, visit: C-art