Portfolio X Rise Up Clean Up
Portfolio 2023 Theme: Rising
- Aged 1 -25?
- Living in Kent/ Medway?
- Like to express yourself, have things to say and want to take action?
Portfolio is a platform for young people to get their art and ideas out in the world. Each year we pair up with someone new (artists, advocacy groups, fellow young people) to set a theme and select work to be shown at Turner Contemporary as part of our summer exhibition. It’s free to enter, selected pieces are shown as part of a group show for three months and seen by over 80,000 people. It’s an opportunity not to be missed.
This year we’ve joined up with Rise Up Clean Up, a local environmental advocacy group set up in 2020 to help tackle the litter pollution on Margate’s beaches. We’ve worked with them to set a brief for you, as outlined below.
Enter now: Deadline extended until 14 April 2023.
The Brief : Rising
Rising ~ A word that is both inspiring and frightening.
We are living in a time of climate crisis. Rising consumption leads to rising numbers of plastics produced which leads to rising pollution, rising temperatures and rising sea levels.
But it is not all bad; there is hope. Rising awareness of these issues is leading to rising activism, rising social outcry, and a future generation with a rising desire to do things differently.
We are interested in art that addresses the full spectrum of these issues. We want to see work that highlights the dangers we face, as well as work that celebrates what we can do to change current systems. Art does not just have to exist on a canvas. We are keen to see people thinking outside of traditional artistic mediums. Art can be a public protest, a piece of land art, or even an invention that tackles the environmental challenges we face. Art can be performance, it can be filmed, it can be poetry.
At RISE UP. CLEAN UP. we care deeply about this planet and the future we are leaving for younger generations.
It’s your planet and your future, so RISE UP and let your voice be heard.
Portfolio is a platform for young people to respond to meaningful themes. This year we’ve joined up with Rise Up Clean Up, a local environmental advocacy group set up in 2020 to help tackle the litter pollution on Margate’s beaches. Aiming to inspire, unite and empower the community to take action as one unit. We’ve worked with them to set a brief for you, as outlined below.