"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" - Pablo Picasso
Young Art Cornwall is an exciting new project open to all schools in Cornwall, for children from Reception up to Year 9. It is a wonderful way to encourage children’s creative talents, an exciting opportunity for aspiring young artists to have their work judged by well known and respected local artists, exhibited in public and, of course raise money for Cancer Research UK. Young Art first started in London in 1988 at the Royal College of Art and has been exhibiting there ever since. In 2016 it raised over £86,000 for Cancer Research UK. It was then replicated as Young Art Oxford in 2008, where it is held at The Ashmolean Museum. It is now time for Cornwall to hold our first exhibition which, will take place at a iconic venue in Cornwall (to be announced soon) later this year. The theme for 2018 is ‘What Makes Me Happy’. The children will be asked to submit a picture based on this theme, on either A4 or A3 sized good quality paper in any medium. To participate, we ask that each student donates £1 to Cancer Research UK. Every school that participates will be represented at the exhibition. Please refer to the enclosed rules sheet for more details. The exhibition will be held at the Tate St Ives from 6th - 9th December 2018. It will be open to the general public, with an opportunity for families and friends to attend a special private open evening. Each picture will be available to purchase, via a silent auction, with families being given priority, so everyone will have the opportunity to own their child’s art. The winners in each age category will be chosen by our panel of judges, who are successful local artists (to be confirmed). Please join us in supporting this wonderful new venture that will celebrate the artistic endeavours of our students, whilst raising vital funds for a fantastic cause.
Every day around 11 young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. But despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in young people. Many children's cancers are biologically very different from adult cancers, so finding better treatments and setting up clinical trials needs a different approach. This is why Cancer Research UK set up the Kids & Teens campaign, to specifically fund research in this area.
Why Support Us? By donating today at this exhibition you are supporting the work that these amazing researchers and their teams are carrying out right now. £2 could buy a box of microscope slides – yours could be the slide that makes the breakthrough. £20 could fund the cost of running Cancer Chat for one hour, helping many parents and families through very difficult times. £35 could buy special chemical scissors which help decode genetic secrets hidden in cancer cells. £100 could buy a chemical measuring tool which helps analyse DNA molecules. £750 could fund one week of a chemical trial. £1000 could pay for the work of the Children’s Clinical Trials Team for one day, which supports giving children access to the latest cutting edge cancer treatments