Seeking Picasso is the grassroots arts infotainment project that in 2007 had a fantastic pilot run in Brighton.
10 local artists were picked from a longlist of around 150 and over a period of 12 weeks, they were given themes to paint to.
The results were displayed in the Right Here, Right Now gallery, next to Art At Five and also in the Arthouse underground bar venue, Western Road. The paintings were also judged, both by the public in an online vote and in eBay auctions and by a panel of five arts professionals from in and around Brighton and the South East.
Visit: Seeking Picasso for the full Brighton Seeking Picasso overview [note - the old site is currently being rebuilt for reasons of posterity].
The Brighton project was a pilot for what is soon to come...
Currently different production houses are proposing the SP format to the BBC for a national broadcast and the creators of Seeking Picasso are putting together a portfolio for Local Council and regional arts funding consideration for regional and/or city-wise local community schemes. More will follow on both of these projects at Seeking Picasso National and Seeking Picasso Community respectively.
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