Our MA Curatorial Practice students have curated and installed this year’s prestigious International Mask Prize at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The Mask is an annual competition with prizes for schools and young people under the age of 25 in Kenya, the rest of Africa and its diasporas. Titled The Creative Nation, young people were challenged to submit inventive artworks in a media of their choice, on any subject that they felt represented ideas and solutions which can improve the lives of people and their communities.
The Mask Prize is a not-for-profit programme pioneered by the UK creativity education charity Mask School for Creativity and Innovation. The competition was judged by creative professionals from a number of the world’s leading art institutions and awarded prizes of 300,000 Kenyan shillings (approximately £2,350) in total across four categories – Under 13, Visual Art, Schools, and Music. The prize giving ceremony took place earlier this year in Nairobi in June 2015.
The exhibition was opened by Mask founder Alla Tkachuk, Mask trustee Lyndsay Bird and Kenyan education attaché Margaret Lesuuda.
Alla Tkachuk, Lyndsay Bird and Margaret Lesuuda.
The exhibition is open to the public in the Education Rooms at the Saatchi Gallery until 2 January 2016.
Our MA Curatorial Practice course is taught at our Canterbury campus - you can find out more here.