Ideas for THE MOMENT!

Welcome to the launch of the 29th Young Art Exhibition ‘THE MOMENT’. 

We are so pleased about next year’s theme for YOUNG ART and there are many wonderful ideas to excite all of you. This blog highlights some exhibitions in London that you might find interesting, so maybe you would like to visit one or two of them? Or you could think of a moment that has inspired you this year. It could be an ordinary moment like seeing something from a bus, talking to a friend or hearing an owl at night. Perhaps something unusual that happened to you in the holidays? ’The Moment’ can convey a whole range of emotions too and there are lots of ideas which can help you create some interesting pictures. So pick up your paintbrushes, pencils and printing materials and get started!

Remember to check the website to see the guidelines about the size of pictures and available categories. The last date for entries is Friday 25 January 2019.

The team at Young Art would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making our 2018 exhibition a wonderful success, and for helping to raise over £85,000 for specific research projects into childhood cancers at UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond St Hospital through Cancer Research UK. So a very big THANK YOU to you our young artists, your teachers and your families for supporting Young Art. 

We are really looking forward to seeing your pictures and interpretations of 'The Moment' and we hope you enjoy making them!


Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro

The queen of the polka dots is back in London. The last time Victoria Miro held a Yayoi Kusama exhibition, in 2016, the queues stretched around the block and back. Expect all the things that have made Kusama’s artwork so beloved of fans: pumpkins, flowers and endless dots. The REALLY BIG DEAL, however, is a brand new infinity mirror room involving paper lanterns. Get your selfie sticks out.
Oct 3-Dec 21. Free

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Anthea Hamilton at Tate Britain

Until October 8th

Imagine you’re a squash – as in, a butternut squash. Now imagine what kind of art you would most like, based on your squashy-brained characteristics. For her 2018 Tate Britain Commission for the Duveen Galleries, Anthea Hamilton has created a squash-human hybrid, performed each day by an individual dressed in one of seven outfits inspired by various strains of curcubita (that’s for you, ‘Gardeners’ World’ fans). It’s massively fun and makes you want to touch everything, love everything.

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne At the National Gallery

17 September – 20 January 

Space Shifters At the Hayward Gallery

26 September – 6 January

Serpentine Pavilion

Until 7th October

Shape of Light At Tate Modern until 14th October

The Future Starts Here At the V & A until 4th November

I Object - Ian Hislop’s search for dissent at the British Museum until 20th January

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