This is a sponsored article on behalf of Battersea Power Station Development Company.
Close your eyes: how do you see Battersea Power Station? With smoke pluming out of the four famous chimneys? In the midst of a full-on cultural festival? Standing alone, a solitary giant, without another soul around?
Battersea Power Station has long had a strong place in the hearts of Londoners, oft penned, painted and printed by art-loving enthusiasts. Now, Londoners and artists are being encouraged to make their vision a reality and submit their power station-inspired artworks for an open weekend of art and local celebration called Battersea Art Station, taking place at Battersea Arts Centre 25-27 September 2015.
Submissions are welcomed in any artistic medium, from professionals and amateurs alike. It can be painting, sculpture, print, photography, sketch, collage — whatever takes your fancy. There will be three categories: Professional, Amateur 26+ and Amateur 16-25, with cash prizes for Best in Class being awarded within each.
The result will be a wonderfully varied display of creative responses to the structure, each a personal declaration, by those who have found themselves inspired by the building. If you are UK-based with an artistic streak, however small, get involved.
Battersea Art Station is a free, open weekend where Londoners from far and wide are welcome to browse, admire and purchase the artworks on display. Visitors to the event can also enjoy works from the Wandsworth Museum collection, a variety of art workshops, performances, children’s activities and more.
More information on the weekend itself will be coming in due course. In the meantime, why not get involved and submit your own artwork? Submissions are welcomed until 10 August. Visit the website to find out more about how to get involved or keep up to date via Twitter with #BPSartstation.