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Tour Art Competition 2021

See the shortlisted entries for our Tour Art Competition 2021.

Congratulations to the 20 shortlisted artists in Glyndebourne’s Tour Art Competition 2021.

The shortlisted artworks will be part of our digital online Tour Art Exhibition this autumn. The winner of the competition will be announced in October.

Forces of Nature: our theme for 2021

The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Forces of Nature’. We were looking for artworks that celebrate, represent and question our insoluble relationship to nature, either taking opera as the inspiration or interpreting the theme through ideas of cultivated gardens and celebrated landscape views or wild, complicated natural phenomena and threatened environments.


Shakad, hasty awakening by Emma Archer

æðri by Deeptika Bhagavathi

Meeting Southwark by Christy Burdock

Mystic Whispers by Olayiwola Davies

Anthropogenic / Spring Creep by Sharon Ferris

Wild Garlic by John Fitzgerald

Emergence by Keren Golea

Time by Will Harvey

Physis by Candace Hilton

Antifragile by Jay Mulholland

N50.7490 E0.2001” by Mark Munroe-Preston

The Year Bins Went Out More Than Humans by Joanna Myles

Inverted Kingdoms by Barbara Nati

Woodland Walk by James Owen Thomas

Crocus by Chisara Vidale

AI Nature by Megan Watson

Through Adversity by Steve Williams

Waves by Heesu Won

Overgrowth by Sandy Yu

Don’t Look Down by Ana Zoob

Image credits: Header, Wild Garlic by John Fitzgerald

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