RGS Art of Hope
Background & 2021 launch
In 2021, we launched RGS Art of Hope, generously sponsored by our friends at the Talent Insight Group, a global research firm based here in Newcastle. The event was established to raise funds for the Bursary Campaign and charities chosen by our students.
RGS Art of Hope returns in 2022
Call for auction lots and raffle prizes
If you feel you could help us by donating an auction lot or raffle prize then please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can. Anything, of any size, would be gratefully received, especially any unusual and/or desirable items which could make good Christmas gifts that you could help source. Thank you in advance for your support.
Guidance for students submitting canvasses
Some key messages for students:
- All artwork needs to be returned to school by Wednesday the 16th of November.
- Canvasses are available from M131.
- There will be a session held in the Agora on Thursday 3rd November (2nd lunch) for any students wishing to come along for art support and access to materials for your canvas. Additional sessions will be run in B236 Monday 7th November, Thursday 10th November and Monday 14th November (all 2nd lunch).
Planning your canvas
The planning and thinking about how you will interpret the theme of 'Hope' on a 20x20cm
canvas is as important as creating the piece itself.
What is hope?
'Hope' is a feeling, an expectation, desire or wish for a particular goal. It's the pursuit of, or a pathway to, a better future. To have hope is to want an outcome that makes life better in some way and motivates us to make steps to make positive change happen. What does 'hope' mean to you?
Think about what you hope for. Think broadly about this, is it for an end to global warming, or is it for a hot chicken sandwich for lunch, or anything in between these extremes?! What activities make you feel hopeful? Who in your life gives you hope? When do you feel most positively that change for the good can happen? Why is hope important to you, or those you care about?
Planning your piece
The only limitation to your artwork is that it needs to appear on a 20x20cm canvas. You may choose to share your interpretation of hope in a drawing, painting, photography or you may enjoy writing a piece of poetry on your canvas. You might want to make your canvas multidimensional, for example using profound and personal, simple, everyday materials. You could use electronics or build something in DT. You could 3D print a shape or representation of an idea. We expect each piece to be as gloriously unique as each individual in our community, yet the uniformity of the 20x20cm canvasses will make the exhibition coherent.