Last week our MA Curatorial Practice students had the great privilege of curating and installing this year’s prestigous International MASK PRIZE at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
The MASK PRIZE is an annual competition with prizes for schools and young people under the age of 25 in Kenya, the rest of Africa and its Diasporas. Themed ‘The Creative Nation’, young people were challenged to submit inventive artworks in a media of their choice on any subject that they felt reflects ideas and solutions that can improve the lives of people and their communities.
The MASK PRIZE is a non-for-profit programme pioneered by the UK creativity education charity ‘MASK School for Creativity and Innovation’. The competition was judged by creative professionals from a number of the world’s leading art institutions and awarded prizes of 300,000 KSH (approx. $3,500) in total across four categories – ‘Under 13’, ‘Visual Art’, ‘Schools’ and ‘Music’. The Prize-giving Ceremony took place earlier this year in Nairobi in June 2015.
The exhibition was opened by Mask founder Alla Tkachuk, Mask trustee Lyndsay Bird and Kenyan education attaché Margaret Lesuuda.
The exhibition is open to the public in the Education Rooms at the Saatchi Gallery until January 2nd 2016.
Mask founder Alla Tkachuk, Mask trustee Lyndsay Bird and Kenyan education attaché Margaret Lesuuda