2014 saw the launch of the Melbourne Festival Emerging Talent Award for Young Artists fittingly timed to coincide with the tenth Melbourne Festival we are excited to announce that the call for entry is now open for the 2015 Award. We are inviting young artists under 25 from the Midlands to submit their ideas on the theme “Our Identity”. Artists are asked to send in their ideas by 14th February. We will shortlist up to 20 pieces to be completed and exhibited at Melbourne Festival, the winner of the £1000 first prize and £250 runner up prize will be awarded at Melbourne Festival on 19th September.
A huge thank you to everyone who knitted poppies, pinned poppies and generally helped us achieve the milestone of 4680 Poppies to commemorate the 4680 Grenadier Guards who lost their lives in WW1. Thank you also to the Grenadier Guards who joined us for The Last Post.
For those of you who missed PopUp Poppies at Melbourne Festival this video shares The Last Post with the Grenadier Guards in front of PopUp Poppies on Sunday afternoon, a perfect end to Melbourne Festival. Thank you to our knitters, pinners and to the Grenadier Guards who lost their lives.
Very well done for another great festival! So much hard work delivering and putting up all the gazebos and boards, matching the artists to the venues, arranging food, music and art... it was a fantastic team effort. And very well done to Sharon and the team who made it all happen - hope you are having a quiet evening! ... See MoreSee Less