Photograph of Young Open 2016 prize winners

  Prizewinners from Black Swan Arts Young Open 2016

Black Swan Arts Young Open 2018 is open for entries

Exhibitions runs: Sat 17 March – Sat 7 April (over Easter holidays)
Deadline for entries 16 Feb

The Black Swan Arts Young Open Art Competition continues to go from strength to strength.  In 2016 there were more than 300 entries, not only a record number but a 100% increase on 2015. In total, more than 150 schools have been involved over the past four years making this a flagship exhibition we are immensely proud of.

This prestigious competition provides a unique opportunity for young people between the ages of 8 and 19 to have their work curated, judged and exhibited at Black Swan Arts for hundreds of people to see.  They could also win a unique, one-to-one workshop with a professional artist.

We welcome all forms of art and craft work, from painting, drawing and collage to pottery, ceramics, jewellery and textiles, as well as metal work, carpentry, sculpture and digital media.

There are 3 age categories:

  • 8yrs – 11yrs
  • 12yrs – 15yrs
  • 16yrs – 19yrs

Discounts for group entries via schools