Omega Now! Design Competition

for young people aged 14-18

The Courtauld and Ulster Museum are running a competition in March-April 2022 for students aged 14-18 to create a surface design inspired by the designs of the Omega Workshops. The winning designs will be manufactured onto a card or textiles product and featured for sale in the gift shops at The Courtauld and Ulster Museum.

Omega Workshops Ltd was a commercial enterprise set up by a collective of artists in 1913, which was active only for a few years. We want you to research the Omega Workshops and bring some of their energy and avant-garde attitude to your designs! How can finding out about the work of this innovative group of artists help to inspire contemporary art and design?

 

Competition brief

We would like you to create a surface design inspired by the work of the Omega Workshops that can be applied to a card or textiles product for sale in The Courtauld Gallery and Ulster Museum shops.

The winning entries will be selected by a panel of judges at The Courtauld and Ulster Museum, and the product will be manufactured and launched for sale in the gift shops at both organisations. Winners will be able to see their design come to life by taking part in the production process and visiting the museum or gallery to see their design on sale.

Use the Competition Toolkit (below) to find out more about the Omega Workshops and the full brief and design criteria.

Submit your entry here by 20 April 2022

 

Competition toolkit

Use the toolkit to help you to find out about the Omega Workshops and consider other sources of inspiration and the audiences for your contemporary design.

Download the Omega Now! Competition toolkit.

Submit your entries here by 20 April 2022.

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