Entry to the Young Voices New Visions exhibition has now closed.

Young Voices New Visions is an annual exhibition at Worcester Cathedral, showcasing visual artworks created by children and young people. The exhibition is open to all schools and community groups in Worcestershire who work with children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18. Work can be made collaboratively or by individuals in any visual art medium, but must be submitted by the group leader or teacher. Large-scaleand3D work is particularly welcome.

The theme for the 2024 exhibition is The Sky Above Us and the World Beneath our Feet. Below are some ideas that could be used to provoke group discussion and inspire artwork around this broad theme: 

  • What do you see when you look up high? 
  • What colours and patterns can you find in nature? 
  • What lies deep underground? 
  • What might you find in space? 
  • What is the life of an insect like? 
  • Where do you dream of going one day? 
  • Where do you go to feel happy? 

A theme has been chosen for the exhibition to unify the artworks submitted by schools and community groups. The following quotes are from visitors and participants to previous Young Voices New Visions exhibitions.

“I was surprised by the degree of originality and creativity expressed by the young people”.  

“The exhibition showcased the enormous talent and the imagination of the children and teachers” 

“The exhibition made me happy and pleased that so many young people are so creative.”

Entries closed 5pm on Friday 26 April 2024.
The exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday 26 May until Sunday 23 June 2024.
All work will need to be dropped off at Worcester Cathedral between the following times only: 

  • Sunday 19 May, 3 – 5pm
  • Monday 20 May, 9am – 5pm 

If you unable to drop off your work at Worcester Cathedral during these times, please email [email protected] to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please note we will ensure that all schools/groups are represented in the exhibition but cannot guarantee that every piece of work submitted will be displayed due to limited space.Please make sure that each piece of artwork is clearly labelled with the name of the school/group clearly marked and secured on the back.

Look out for the Artwork Information Form which we will send out to you in May. This will be your opportunity to send us photographs and dimensions of your work to help us make sure we display it correctly.

When the exhibition has finished all artworks must be collected from Worcester Cathedral on either Tuesday 25 June or Wednesday 26 June between 10am and 4pm.  Any work that hasn’t been collected by Wednesday 26 June will be not be kept as we are unable to store it after the close of the exhibition. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jen by emailing j.[email protected]