Secondary Schools Art Competition Knife Ange/ Anti Violence month

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Young people can win a £75, £50 & £25 shopping voucher plus an art hamper In April 2023, Bradford will be hosting the National Monument Against Violence & Aggression (also known as the Knife Angel). The sculpture will be placed in City Park and would make a fantastic opportunity for a school tr

Knife Angel Bradford & Anti Violence Month - Secondary Schools Art Competition - ‘Peace in My Community’

Young people can win a £75, £50 & £25 shopping voucher plus an art hamper

In April 2023, Bradford will be hosting the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression (also known as the Knife Angel). The sculpture will be placed in City Park and would make a fantastic opportunity for a school trip.

The Knife Angel  is a huge sculpture created by British Ironwork Centre & Sculpture Park, made from over 100,000 seized blades, was specifically created to highlight the negative effects of violent behaviour whilst solidifying our critical need for social change. Not only does the Angel act as a catalyst for turning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, but it is also acts as a beautiful memorial designed to celebrate those lives who have been lost through these violent and thoughtless actions. 

The giant angel shaped sculpture is also designed to help us think about peace, friendships, kindness and forgiveness as ways to work against people being unkind to each other.

As part of the month long visit to Bradford, the Youth Justice Service would like to display artwork created by young people across the district in the City Library and so we would like to invite schools to take part in a competition to make a piece of art with the title ‘Peace in My Community’.

The artwork can take any form, written piece, a drawing or painting or even a sculpture!

We do hope your school will support this huge project by promoting this competition. There are 35 Partners involved (Such as West Yorkshire Police, the Probation Service, Safer Communities, Education & NHS) across the district all working together to help make April and impactful Anti Violence Month in Bradford.

 

ENTRY FORMS

Entry forms are available by following this link: Knife Angel & Anti Violence Month

 

JUDGING INFORMATION

  • A shortlist of 10 entries will be created from all the entries, with the judging for this stage being undertaken by a panel from the Youth Justice Service.
  •  The shortlisted entries will then be judged by a panel of local professional artists who will decide a winner in each age category.
  •  All entries will be displayed in City Library, Bradford from the 25th April 2023 until the 24th May 2023.
  •  The winner in each category will be invited to receive an award at a special ceremony taking place at the Knife Angel, City Park Bradford on Thursday 27th April at 10am. More details will be sent to winners via email following the outcome of the competition.

 

If you would like to discuss the project further or find out more about school visits & events please email Michelle.Buchan@Bradford.gov.uk or call 07816 117863


Information

Published: 15/03/2023
Audience: Secondary schools, headteachers, art teachers
Contact: Exclusions Team

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