The MASK Prize

Creativity Competition with Prizes for Young People and Schools in Africa

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The 2013 MASK PRIZE

 

More than 1000 artworks has been submitted by young people, 95 schools and 15 universities..

 

ONLINE FULL CATALOQUE: click HERE

WINNING ARTWORKS: click HERE

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED THIER FANTASTIC ARTWORKS!

 

The theme for artworks was ‘What makes you proud about Kenya?’ to coincide it with the Kenyan General Elections and the 50th Anniversary of Independence.

 

The artworks were exhibited at the:

  • Nairobi National Museum from 11 June to 10 July 2013,
  • Saatchi Gallery in London from 12 September to 7 October 2013, and
  • RoyalOverseas League in Londn, 4 December 2013 - 24 January 2014

 

The artworks were seen by more than 90,000 people in Kenya and the UK.

 

The Winners of the 2013 MASK PRIZE are:

  • Schools category (prize of 50,000 Ksh worth art materials) was shared by two schools: Rubiri Primary School in Naivasha, and the Children of God Relief Institute, Nairobi
  • Artists Category:

The Winning Artist (cash of 55,000 ksh plus a trip to London), James Kungu, 18

2nd Best Artist (cash 55,000 ksh), Jaini Hitesh Shan, 18

3rd Best Artist (cash 55,000 ksh), Margarita Onyango, 19

 

The 2013 MASK ART PRIZE has featured in the UK in Kenyan press and media, here

 

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Exhibition at the Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya

11 June-10 July 2013

 

EXHIBITION VIDEO: click HERE

 

The exhibition was officially opened by the British High Commissioner, Dr Chris Turner, in presence of more than 300 honorable guests, children, and teachers and at the Prize-Giving Cermony at the Nairobi National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya on 11 June 2013.

 

The speakers also were: Mr Lagat, the Director of the Nairobi National Museum, Andrew Mwanthi, Director of Education at the Nairobi City County on behalf of the Governor of Nairobi Dr Evans Kidero, Alla Tkachuk, the Founder of MASK and the MASK PRIZE, Kimanzi Muthengi, the Director of the UNICEF Talent Academies programme, and Wycliffe Muga, the Weekend Star Editor.

 

The exhibition was curated by Watson Kanyi, Raymond Mutisya, and Valery Macaranga.

 

Prizes were awarded by Alan Rivers, the Founder of the Rivers Foundation. The exhibition was visited by more than 4,000 Kenyan young people.

 

PICTURE BELOW: The Winners and the British High Commissioner in Kenya, Dr Turner, at the Opening

Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

12 September-7 October 2013

 

 

EXHIBITION VIDEO: click HERE

 

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The exhibition was opened by Michael Craig-Martin, one of the world's most renowned contemporary artists, and Francesca Wilson, the Education Director at the Saatchi Gallery

 

The exhibition was seen by 87,000 people.

 

'The UK young people who come to the Gallery's workshops say that the Kenyan young people's artwork is amazing. They are influenced by these artworks! It was great working with MASK.' Francesca Wilson, the Education Director at the Saatchi Gallery, right in the first picture below.

 

'This is important work for the future of East African art. It attracted very young people. What struck me from the submissions is that all 3 prize-winners are about place, all of them locate something. Its very telling that this is the most vivid thing for them, and therefore their art is very vivid for us. I congratulate the MASK PRIZE organisers.' Michael Craig-Martin, below:

 

Exhibition at the Royal Overseas League, London, UK

3 December 2013 - 24 January 2014

 

 

EXHIBITION VIDEO: click HERE

 

Opened by Margaret Lesuda, the Education Attaché from the Kenyan High Commission in London, Touria El-Glaoui, the Founder of the African art fair, 1:54, and Major General Roddy Porter MBE, the Director of the Royal Overseas League.

 

Margaret Lesuda, the Education Attache from the Kenyan High Commission in London, and Major General Roddy Porter MBE, the Director ofthe Royal Overseas League.

Touria El-Glaoui, the Founder of the African art fair, 1:54