Tour Art Competition
2020’s Tour Art Competition challenges new artists to submit an artwork based on the theme of 'Forces of Nature’
2020’s Tour Art Competition challenges new artists to submit an artwork based on the theme of ‘Forces of Nature’.
New artists, aged 16+ with less than five years experience of showing their work are invited to submit one artwork by midnight (UK GMT) Sunday 5 July 2020. A panel of judges will consider the creativity and technical execution of the artworks and how well each piece interprets the brief, before selecting a shortlist and the eventual winning entry.
The winning artist will see their artwork on the cover of 10,000 copies of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme distributed at Glyndebourne and theatres in Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Woking and Norwich. Their work will also be part of an exhibition, with all shortlisted works, at Glyndebourne this autumn where the artists will be given the opportunity to sell their work through our gallery.
As part of the prize, the winner will receive four free tickets to a world-class opera production at Glyndebourne during the Tour 2020. All shortlisted entrants will also win two free tickets.
Forces of Nature: our theme for 2020
Tom Faber, a graduate of Chelsea College of Arts and University of Cambridge, was our 2019 competition winner with a digital collage, Composition After Saint Anthony. Tom took the relationship between painting and digital media as part of his interpretation of the competition theme ‘Lost and Found’. Tom’s work was part of an impressive shortlist of original artworks, submitted from 19 different countries.
London-based artist, Sam Creasey, won 2018’s competition with For Love Nor Money. Chief Judge and Glyndebourne’s Executive Chairman Gus Christie said it was ‘a brilliant execution of a topical theme, it feels modern and unique.’
Illustrator Katie Ponder won 2017’s competition with her piece Deception, and Katie has continued to work with Glyndebourne since winning, going on to design the artwork for 2019’s new opera Agreed and exhibiting her work in Gallery 94 at Glyndebourne.