Young Brigantia Artists Online

  • A new online exhibition
    All Day
  • FREE

Due to Covid-19, we have postponed our physical exhibition at Batley Art Gallery, but we still want to celebrate and show off the creative talent in this area.  

We’ve seen creativity blossom while our community has been self-isolating, from the colourful rainbows displayed in windows to the innovative new craft creations, from new poems and creative writing to atmospheric photos taken on daily walks.

To celebrate the creativity emerging in this time of crisis, we are inviting artists who are 18 and under to submit artwork responding to the theme of TRIBE.

We sometimes think of tribe as a close-knit group of people who have been bound together by a school, family or wider community. As the world is going through so much disruption at the moment, you might be inspired by how the meaning of tribe has changed. Do you interact with your tribe online now rather than face-to-face? What does keeping two metres apart from friends or the wider community mean for tribe?

Or you could think about how your tribe is apart – many of us can’t see our family and friends, and are worried about our loved ones. You might want to focus on documenting your daily walk with your camera, or draw a comic strip of your daily life now you’re without your usual tribe.


How to apply

We encourage applications from artists and artists groups who are at any stage in their career. This includes people who have just picked up a paintbrush for the first time to established artists.

Responding to the theme of TRIBE, we welcome submissions from artists working in any medium including, but not limited to, photography, painting, screen-printing, short pieces of creative writing, sculpture, mixed-media, video art, crafts or textiles.

Up to 30 artworks will be selected for the show, and you must be aged 18 or under.

To submit work to Young Brigantia Artists you must be living, studying or working in North Kirklees. (Dewsbury, Batley, Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike, Mirfield and all the streets, villages and suburbs in between).

Submit your work by Sunday 31 May here. 


Why Brigantia Artists?

Brigantia is Creative Scene’s creative space in Dewsbury that connects artists and creative people and offers training, events, networking and arts workshops. The name is inspired by the goddess of the north – a champion of the arts and the protector of the largest tribe in Yorkshire.


A new online exhibition
All Day