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In collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford we are pleased to announce our new art competition. We invite you to submit your work in any medium on the theme of ‘Magical Thinking’ to be shortlisted by a public vote and then a winner to be selected by an expert panel of judges to include Ashmolean lead curator Sophie Page. One lucky winner will receive two tickets to the Ashmolean’s fantastic exhibition Spellbound – Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft, an exhibition catalogue, exhibition poster and a £25 gift voucher to spend at Broad Canvas.

Spellbound invites visitors to recognise magical thinking as something we all do, a habit driven by basic passions: the urge to be loved, fear of danger, and a desire to protect home and family. Magical thinking is a powerful fantasy, often worked out in rituals and invested in objects. It provides hope and a sense of control, but can also make us scapegoat others and has led to appalling persecutions. It is an essential part of who we are.

Competition Guidelines:
Submit your artwork (one piece per entrant) by sending a digital image to: [email protected] along with the following information:
Your name
Title of your work
Medium used
Dimensions of artwork

Image Specifications:
All images must be the artists’ own work.
Digital images should be saved as JPG files only with the largest width dimension being 1000 pixels,
and a maximum resolution of 300 pixels/inch.
Do not send images of your artwork with frames or watermarks.

Deadline: Sunday September 30th 2018
Entries to be emailed to: [email protected]

Voting: Votes can be cast from 3rd – 10th October 2018
by going to www.artists-supplies.com and following the link on the homepage.

Winners will be announced on Friday 12th October 2018

Good Luck!

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