Its Our World
Closing date for submissions has now been extended to the end of November. The entire collection will be handed over to The British Library’s UK Web Archives in December to coincide with the World Leaders’ Climate Change Summit in Paris.
Artworks are accepted in any size or medium including crayon, acrylic, printmaking, textile and photography. The use of natural and recycled materials is especially encouraged in creating mosaics, collages and 3D atworks.
Mostly driven through schools, colleges and project partners, the brief is purposefully open to support existing activity both inside and out of the classroom. Register for a PIN Code to access the gallery and upload your artworks by emailing [email protected]
The Online Gallery already features an inspiring selection of artworks in a colourful variety of approaches from breakdancing with paints, to wearable art and stone sculptures. Subject matter ranges from close up studies of natural forms, to sweeping landscapes and urban neighbourhoods.
“This is an inspired idea for it will open young minds and eyes to the world about them. Anything that does that is powerful for them and powerful for the planet.”
From Michael Morpurgo, an It’s Our World Ambassador, former Children’s Laureate and award-winning author.
It’s Our World has been created in support of The Campaign for Drawing with over 20 partners including United Nations World Environment Day, The Wildlife Trusts, The Eden Project, Keep Britain Tidy (Eco-Schools), The National Society for Education in Art & Design. Celebrity Ambassadors include the Astronaut Col Chris Hadfield, Stephen Fry, Fearne Cotton, Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin, Ben Fogle and Joanna Lumley. Young Ambassadors include Joshua Burch, 17 years, award winning Wildlife Photographer, Zoom Rockman, 14 years, urban artist and conributor to The Beano and Kieron Williamson, 12 years, landscape artist.
To view the Gallery and for details on how to register to take part www.itisourworld.org.uk