Right track for an art exhibition

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SUNDERLAND schoolchildren are being urged to get creative to mark the prestigious Turner Prize landing in the region.

Pupils across the North East are being asked to get out their pens, pencils and paints to design their own poster advertising the art exhibition that stops off later this month.

Entries will be divided into two categories – four to 11-year-olds and 11 to 16-year-olds.

A winner will be chosen from each category and will receive a goody bag full of art materials.

An overall winner of the competition, run by Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and East Coast Trains, will have their work showcased at Newcastle’s Central Station for a month.

Creative youngsters are being asked to design the poster using information from the Turner Prize School Resource and inspiration from railway journey posters.

Designs must be submitted by November 11 to Lucy Smith, schools and colleges programmer, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.

All entries need to be in an A4 portrait format and state the child’s name, age, school, teacher’s name and contact details. Turner Prize School Resource is at www.balticmill.com/resources