The Saatchi Gallery has opened its digital doors with the launch of #SaatchiTakeover social media campaign. The gallery, which has welcomed visitors through its doors for over 35 years, is now sharing creations by its social media followers following its temporary closure due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Every week the gallery will be posting a new theme for creators to align to their artwork too and a number of images will be chosen every #SaatchiSaturday. The weekly winners’ work will feature across Saatchi Gallery social media, which have over 6 million followers, including:
This week’s #SaatchiTakeover theme is #SHADOWS and everyone is encouraged to get creative using #athome light sources
How to participate:
- Explain how you created your artwork whilst you #StayAtHomeSaveLives
- Share your artwork on your social media feeds with the hashtag #SaatchiTakeover so it can be found
The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.
Many artists showing at The Saatchi Gallery are unknown when first exhibited, not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world. Many of these artists are subsequently offered shows by galleries and museums internationally. In this effect, the gallery also operates as a springboard for young artists to launch their careers.