Art Competition Is Looking For Wetland Visitors To Create Scenes From Nature At WWT Caerlaverock

A conservation charity has launched a competition for its visitors to show off their artistic talents, inspired by the wonderful world of wildlife and wetlands.

As part of their Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake partnership, WWT Caerlaverock is asking people of all ages to create their own watercolour scene when they visit the centre this summer.

The collaboration, which highlights the connection between art and nature, encourages people to reimagine the wonder of wetlands and wildlife through the eyes of Quentin Blake and a special trail has been created to guide visitors around the site, highlighting seasonal points of interest.

As well as the trail, on Wednesdays and weekends there are Drawn to Water art workshops where participants can find materials to produce their mini masterpieces.

Anna Barlow, Visitor Experience Officer at WWT Caerlaverock, said: “We hope people will be inspired by the Drawn to Water trail, with a selection of frame installations offering various viewpoints to see the reserve from different perspectives.
“The site looks incredible during the height of summer and I’m sure creative minds will find the place perfect for them to recreate in watercolour for the competition.”

The competition has two age groups, one for ages 11 and under and another for ages 12 plus. The winners from each group will receive a specially selected Quentin Blake prize.

Full details of terms and conditions can be found here, open until the 3rd September (entrants need to be based in the UK): https://www.wwt.org.uk/drawn-to-water-competition/local/tandcs

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