Making Sense of Art: York Art Gallery Competition

York Museums Trust is looking for new and creative ideas from young people, aged 16-24, to help all visitors enjoy and understand the artworks on display at York Art Gallery.

York Art Gallery closed for refurbishment at the end of December 2012, and when it reopens in 2015 your ideas could be included in the exhibitions.

The brief is: To design an activity or an object or a tactile painting which would allow a blind or visually impaired visitor to enjoy and understand one or more of the paintings in York Museums Trust’s collections.

 You could choose one of the paintings currently held in the collection: www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/galleries/collections/york-museums-trust-1585

York Museums Trust will work with the winner to develop their idea ready for display in the Art Gallery when it reopens in 2015.

A budget of up to £2000 will be made available to invest in the project.

How to get involved:

  1. You must be aged between 16 and 24.
  2. Your design should meet the needs of a blind or partially sighted visitor and be safe to use 
  3. Your design must include estimated costings (of no more than £2000.)

Design proposals must be delivered to York Art Gallery between 1;00pm and 3:00pm on Friday 1st February* or e-mailed to gaby.lees@ymt.org.uk by 3:00pm on Friday 1st February. All submissions will be on public display at York Art Gallery on Saturday 2nd February, when a winner will be chosen.

E-mail submissions must not exceed 2MB.

* You may be able to arrange an alternative delivery time or date by appointment only. (e-mail as above.)