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Young artists set to shine at the UK Supreme Court

Young artists set to shine at the UK Supreme Court

3 May 2024

Vicky and Jade

The UK Supreme Court is looking for aspiring young artists to exhibit their work in the Court's building in London.

2024 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the opening of the refurbished home of the Court on Parliament Square.

As part of a series of events to mark its 15th anniversary, the Court is inviting UK artists aged 15-18 years old to create artwork inspired by the Court or the justice system. Successful artworks will be displayed in a public exhibition, opening in November.

Aspiring artists will be in good company, as the Supreme Court building is already home to many artworks including portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough, and a carpet by pop artist Sir Peter Blake, famous for his sleeve cover of the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Artists can find out more about the competition, including how to enter, on the Supreme Court's website: Art Competition - The Supreme Court

Vicky Fox, Chief Executive of the Supreme Court and member of the judging panel which also includes Dinah Casson, interior designer and founder of Casson Studio, says:

"We have a great year of activities and events planned to celebrate our 15th year."

"It's really important to us that young people are aware of the Court's role in our justice system and as an essential part of our democracy. We welcome everyone to our building to see the Court in action, and to discover in person or online more about the work we do at the Court."

"Art provides an alternative language to communicate and understand the role of the Court. This art competition is a new and exciting way to provide insight and understanding from the perspective of our student artists. Every artist will have a different story that they want to tell. "

"I'm excited to see what these stories will be and to be able to share them with the tens of thousands of visitors that come to our beautiful building."

To keep up to date with how the Court is marking the occasion and to get involved, visit the Supreme Court website and our social media.

The UK Supreme Court is open to the public every weekday from 9am-5pm and is located next to Parliament Square Gardens, London.