Gibraltar Cultural Services will hold the Spring Visual Arts Competition in May 2018 as part of the Gibraltar Spring Festival.

The competition will once again see the categories for painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations. This is in line with Government’s policy of promoting contemporary arts in Gibraltar.

The visual arts competition is open to Gibraltarians and residents of Gibraltar aged 16 and over as at 22nd May 2018. A maximum of five entries may be submitted by each artist but not more than two per category. Works must be original and not previously entered competitively, except for entries submitted to the Ministry’s art competition for Young Artists.

Prizes to be awarded are:

Painting, Drawing, Prints & Digital Painting Award                    :      £500

2nd Prize                                                                             :      £250

Installation Award                                                                 :      £500

Sculpture Award                                                                   :      £500

Photography Award                                                               :      £500

Video Award                                                                         :      £500

The Ministry of Culture Award for the Overall Winner                 :     £3,000

The Kishin Alwani Foundation Award for the best Gibraltar theme:     £1,000

The Sovereign Art Foundation Award best Young Artist               :     £1,000

The Overall Winner, together with Best Gibraltar Theme and Best Young Artist winning artworks will become the property of the Ministry of Culture.

Entry forms and full conditions are available from:

  • The Fine Arts Gallery, Casemates
  • John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street
  • GEMA Gallery, Montagu Bastion, Line Wall Road
  • Mario Finlayson Gallery, John Mackintosh Square
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Entry forms and artworks for the video category and project descriptions for the installations may be handed in at the John Mackintosh Hall, 308 Main Street as from Monday 9th April between 9am and 5pm. The closing date for entries is Friday 13th April 2018.

Entries for all other categories may be handed in at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery in Casemates, as from Wednesday 9th May 2018 between 3pm and 7pm. Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 11th May 2018.

Entries will be exhibited at the Gustavo Bacarisas Gallery from the 23rd May to the 2nd June 2018.