Glyndebourne launches latest art competition for tour programme

The 2020 Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition launched on Monday, February 3, and invites entries from new artists.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 5:01 pm

Entrants aged 16+ with less than five years’ experience of showing their work are encouraged to submit a work on the theme of Forces of Nature by July 5 this year.

Paintings, drawings, original prints, mixed media, photography and digital pieces are all eligible (no video or sculpture).

Entrants are invited to take this theme and use it as inspiration to create work that focuses on one of the Tour 2020 productions – Mozart’s The Magic Flute. It is an opera of light and darkness, good and evil – highlighting opposites and extremes.

The winning image will feature on the cover of the Glyndebourne Tour Programme, which has a circulation of over 10,000 copies and will be distributed at Glyndebourne as well as Tour venues in Canterbury, Norwich, Woking, Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

The prize includes the opportunity for the winning and shortlisted artists to showcase their work this autumn as part of a selling exhibition in Glyndebourne’s art space, Gallery 94. The competition winner and the nine other shortlisted artists will receive tickets to see a world-class opera production as part of the 2020 Tour, as well as invitations to a Private View of the exhibition at Glyndebourne.

The competition judges are Glyndebourne’s Executive Chairman Gus Christie, Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE, Glyndebourne and Royal Academy Trustee, Tom Hammick, Glyndebourne Associate Artist 2020 and Nerissa Taysom, Curator.

Visit for full terms and conditions and information on how to enter.

The Glyndebourne Tour opens at Glyndebourne on October 9, 2020 for three weeks of performances. It then visits Canterbury (November 3-7), Milton Keynes (Nov 10-14), Woking (Nov 17-21), Norwich (Nov 24-28) and Liverpool (December 1-5).

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