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Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Your museum, your story, your future

Artwork competition launched.

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The Priest's House Museum Trust is calling all budding young local graphic designers, illustrators, painters, sculptors, poets, writers and photographers and asking them to submit a piece of art that sums up their place within, or vision of, their local community and heritage. The project is designed to develop pieces of art work to display on hoardings that will protect the museum building when it is refurbished. Site boards will be produced that show the chosen pieces with information about the winners.

The competition will be launched at the museum on Friday 14 December 2018.

In addition, the original pieces of work will form a touring exhibition that will be placed in key areas of the District. This exhibition will form the embodiment of local young people's vision of their heritage, community and future. The winning pieces will be used to make boards and the art work itself will be exhibited in the travelling exhibition.

Furthermore, the artwork will be added to the museum's contemporary life collection for posterity, to enable future generations to understand how people lived in the 21st century.

The museum has recently been awarded £982,200 National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting major re-development of the museum incorporating the East Dorset Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage new audiences. While the refurbishment is being carried out the museum building will be closed and hidden behind hoardings. We need the help of the younger members of East Dorset to make the hoardings interesting and alive!

This competition is a partnership with the Chairman of East Dorset District Council, Cllr Toni Coombs, and Castle Cameras in conjunction with Sony Imaging, who have very generously donated two cameras as part of the prize package.

If you would like to take part please go to the museum website for an application form (available to download from Tuesday 18 December), along with details of themes, age categories, rules and further details or telephone 01202 882533. The closing date for all the submission of artwork is 4pm on Friday 22 February 2019. All artwork must be accompanied with an application form. All work must be submitted to the East Dorset Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Wimborne.

For further information please contact the museum.

This competition represents an exciting opportunity for local young people to demonstrate their artistic talents while creating a piece of history for future generations. So, pick up those pencils, brushes, needles, scissors and cameras and capture what inspires you about your locality.

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