The Competition

Whether it’s iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral or the picturesque Victorian Docks, or street scenes of everyday life, artists will be competing in this exciting event for all to see.

The finished pieces will be displayed in a gallery exhibition where the judges will award prizes to the best work for the Main Prize and the  Student Prize.

Contestants’ artwork will be judged by the panel on the evening of Saturday 15 July at the exhibition. The judges will be looking at which artworks best capture the spirit of the city.


Artist Village

There will be an ‘Artist Village’ at the Fountain Inn on West gate Street throughout the weekend. Artist Collaborate’s ‘Artist Village’ will have plenty to see and do;:

  • There will be a gallery to display work from local artists
  • live murals by Dice 67 and Richard Mace.
  • Demonstrations and Workshops on both days, including, lino printing, clay sculpting, wood carving, children’s workshops and more.
  • Poetry by Food for thoughts along with open mic.
  • Appearances by Jack Sparrow lookalike and Britain’s Got Talent’s finalist, The Singing Robot.
Free Art Classes

Suitable for all ages, you can try your hand at the following subjects:

  • painting
  • printing
  • pottery
  • caricature art
  • willow-making
  • origami

There are multiple classes over the whole weekend (on Saturday and Sunday).

Whilst all of the classes are free, however prebook to make sure you guarentee a space. To book visit our ‘Workshops page’ HERE

Free Art Classes

In addition to the competition and the free art classes, there will also be:

  • live art in King’s Square
  • ‘Have-A-Go’ activities for children
  • entertainment
  • and demonstrations
  • Main Prize £1,500
  • Runner Up £500
  • Coloured Earth Prizes £1,500
  • Student Prize £750
The Judging Panel


P J Crook | Artist
Visit pjcrook.com

Swarez | Artist
Visit swarez.co.uk

Russell Haines | Artist
Visit russellhaines.co.uk

Richard Parker Crook | Artist