KIDS CONTEST

I am… How I see myself

Starting with a mirror, this year’s seventh annual drawing contest invites our young friends to introduce themselves

THE COMPETITION

SUBMIT YOUR WORK UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 2020

After last year’s hugely successful contest with 23,000 participants, the Museum of Cycladic Art once again invites children aged 4-15 years (preschool, grade school, and junior high school) to take inspiration from a Cypriot bronze mirror dating to 1200-1050 BC and displayed on the Museum’s third floor Cyprus – Ancient Art and Culture section.
For this competition, the Museum of Cycladic Art will collaborate for the first time with the Athens Conservatoire, which will host the exhibition of children’s works in May, and with the International Kalamata Dance Festival: participants from Kalamata will also show their work at the Kalamata Dance Megaron in July, as part of the 26th International Kalamata Dance Festival’s events!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Reveal yourself in the mirror: colour your portrait, your story, or even your thoughts!
Make sure we receive your submission until 28/02/2020 and you could be one of the artists participating in the Museum’s next exhibition, which will be hosted by the Athens Conservatoire! 
The winners will receive a Cycladic Art Box!

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Print out the entry form and the mirror drawing on an A4 sized paper
2. Draw your self-portrait
3. Send us your artwork and entry form by post
Entries must be either posted to or handed in at the following address by Friday 28 February 2020:

Museum of Cycladic Art
Neophytou Douka 4, 10674 Athens
For the attention of: Angeliki Vlachaki /Kids Contest

CONTACT US
Angeliki Vlachaki
Τ. 210 7228321-3 | Ε. kidscontest@cycladic.gr

FURTHER INFORMATION

Participants must use felt pens/markers, coloured pencils and water colours
The Museum committee will select the winners for each age group
The Museum will select some of the works for its annual Educational Programme’s exhibition
Submitted artworks will not be returned
The Museum or its sponsors may use the artworks for other purposes
Parents and educators must allow the children to express themselves freely, without intervention 
Only those works posted to (post office stamp) or received at the Museum by 28 February 2020 will be considered 
• Individual entries must be accompanied by an entry form 
•  Class entries must be accompanied by one entry form per class 
•  Only one work per child will be accepted

JURY

  • JANNIS VARELAS, ARTIST

    Giannis Varellas (Greece, 1977) lives and works between Vienna and Los Angeles. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Royal College of Art in London (MFA). Solo exhibitions (selection): “Our House”, Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm (2018); “The Pomegranate Circus / Under The Chair”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (2017); “Monster”, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (2017); “A Duck and a Crutch”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2016); “Common People”, James Fuentes LLC, New York (2016); “New Flags for a New Country / Destroying Elvis”, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens (2016); “New Flags for a New Country”, The Breeder Gallery, Athens (2015); “Sleep My Little Sheep Sleep”, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, US (2012); “Brown Box and the Broken Theater”, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2012). Group exhibitions (selection): “Ametria”, DESTE Foundation / Benaki Museum, Athens (2015); “Paper - Works from the Saatchi Collection”, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013); “Hell As Pavillion”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); “TEST 2011 Award”, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2011); “Skin Fruit: Selections from The Dakis Joannou Collection”, New Museum, New York (2010); “Lebt und Arbeitet in Wien III: Stars in a Plastic Bag”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2010); New Orleans Biennial Prospect 1, New Orleans (2008); “Destroy Athens”, 1st Athens Biennale, Athens (2007).

  • NIKOMACHI KARAKOSTANOGLOU, SCULPTRESS
  • PANOS KOKKINIAS, PHOTOGRAPHER

    Panos Kokkinias was born in 1965 in Athens where he lives and works. He studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York, at Yale University (MFA) and Derby University (PhD) with grants from Yale University, Alexander Onassis Foundation and the Greek State Scholarships Foundation. His monograph Here We Are was published in the US with a grant from Stavros Niarchos Foundation. His work has been published internationally, among other in Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography, Phaidon Press. Kokkinias has exhibited worldwide in solo and group exhibitions, including Athens, Paris, Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Munich, New York, Singapore, Beiijing and Kassel. His photographs are included in public and corporate collections in Europe and the US. He recently became Associate Professor of Photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

  • POLINA KOSMADAKI, CURATOR
  • XARA MARANTIDOU. ARCHITECT - VISUAL ARTIST - DESIGNER

    Xara Marantidou lives and works in Athens. A visual artist, architect and designer, she is involved in the composition, design and implementation of creative projects covering different aspects of the visual arts. She is a graduate of the NTUA School of Architecture and the Athens School of Fine Arts. In the past, she has lived and worked as an architect in Paris, while from 2001 she has been a founding member of the architectural firm klab architects. She illustrates, writes and creates books, games and educational material for the Museum of Cycladic Art, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, as well as for schools and publishing houses. At the same time, by creating group visual projects, she explores a different point of view in the educational process. In her work, she always combines the rational thinking of the architect with the creative freedom of the artist.

The kids contest is realized  with the support of by  Eurolife ERB Insurance Group, a strategic partner of the Museum of Cycladic Art.

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