RED ALCHEMY ART COMPETITION

PRIZE

Overall Winner: One-night trip to Amsterdam for two people, including flights and accommodation, plus free entry to the Van Gogh Museum.

Regional Runners-Up: Pair of tickets to see Vincent – A Play in any of the 2019 touring venues.

Subject

One of the most interesting things about art is its diversity.  That's why your solo entry to our Competition can be about anything that interests you under ANY of the following three themes:

* Starry Night            * Sunflowers              * Self-Portrait

All hand-rendered mixed media, painting, drawing, textile, sculpture or ceramic works will be accepted; please note that photography and digital work are not permitted.

Entry Criteria 

The Art Competition is open to SOLO entries from ANYONE aged 16 years and upwards (at 1st January, 2019) residing in Ireland.

All entrants to the Competition must purchase a ticket for the play - from any of the touring venues (excluding Thurles) - as their entrance fee.  To register, please email info@redalchemy.ie giving your name, age, proof of your ticket purchase, and the type of artwork you plan to submit. 

Closing date for REGISTRATION is Sunday, 28th October, 2018.

Please note that a minimum number of entries must be received for the competition to be viable.  If this number is not reached, the competition will not take place.

Originality

Your work should be original and unaided - please do not copy another person’s work.  In particular, please do not copy the original Van Gogh painting of The Starry Night or Sunflowers – your entry should be your own original representation of these subjects.

Information Required

If you are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your school or at an external art class, you should include the following information on the back of your entry:

  • Name, age and date of birth
  • Category and title of entry
  • Description of the piece
  • School name, school address, school email address, school telephone number and school teacher or art teacher's name 
  • Signature of school teacher or art teacher

If you are 18 years and under, and are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your home, please include all of the information above on your entry with the exception of your teacher or art teacher's signature.  Instead, your parent or guardian's signature will be required in addition to your home address, your home telephone number and home email address. 

If you are over 18 years, and are submitting artwork to the Competition that has been undertaken in your home, please include all of the information above on your entry.  Your own signature will be required in addition to your home address, your home telephone number and home email address. 

Judging Criteria 

The competition will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Communication of a clear message which is clearly linked to the theme
  • Imagination and personal creative response to the theme
  • Evidence of artistic technical abilities and skills
  • Creative/competent use of media

The Judging Panel is proposed to include:

John O’Donoghue – Artist and Set Designer – specialising in design, painting, sculpture and ceramics (NCAD graduate)

Jayne-Louise Kelly - Artist and Art Teacher - specialising in textiles through mixed media explorations, soft scultpure and installation (NCAD graduate)

Christine Scarry – Theatre Director / Owner of Red Alchemy Theatre Company

NB: Please note the Judges’ decisions are final; no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results.

Submission Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Sunday, 25th November, 2018.

Details about where to send your art piece will be advised on receipt of your registration.

Results will be published and winners notified by 25th January, 2019.

 

If you have any questions about the Red Alchemy Art Competition, please email info@redalchemy.ie

We wish to sincerely thank all entrants and look forward to seeing you at a production of Vincent – A Play in the near future.

Stay in touch by visiting our website at www.redalchemy.ie or follow our Instagram and Facebook pages - Red Alchemy Theatre Company.

Current Tour Dates for Vincent – A Play

Vincent – A Play: a beautiful piece about the life of Vincent Van Gogh.  This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.

In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter.

Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most gifted, haunted masters.

1st November - The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny www.watergatetheatre.com 056 776 1674

7th November – Mullingar Arts Centre www.mullingarartscentre.ie 044 934 7777

17th November - Horetown House, Wexford www.horetownhouse.ie 051 565 633

2nd February – Garter Lane, Waterford www.garterlane.ie 051 855 038

7th February – Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise www.dunamaise.ie 057 866 3355