Creating a display for Global Canvas

  • October 15, 2020

To take part in the Global Canvas 2021 competition, entrants are asked to create a mini display based on the theme: ‘Healing Nature- a Planet on the Edge’.

What is a mini display?

It is a board 180cm x 180cm which stands behind a table which measures 180cm x 60cm. Please note that the amount of board that is visible above the table is approximately 105cm high x 180cm across. Please see photo for an example of a mini display.

What can groups include in their Global Canvas display?

We would love to see some recycled materials used in your displays, in fact, the judges will be awarding points for the use of recycled materials! Please see our blog post on using recycled materials in Global Canvas entries.

You are welcome to use any art techniques you can think of, in the past, we have had entrants who have used: sculpture, painting, drawing, knitting, sewing, printing, collaging, paper mâché and up-cycling techniques. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

What if your group doesn’t have a board?

No problem at all, just put your table in front of a blank wall space and use the same dimensions that you would with a board (as given above) and use the wall space to create your display instead!

Using a tablecloth in your display

Absolutely, you could use a tablecloth, either a plain one or you could decorate your own with fabric paints. You can also attach artworks to the fabric to give your display some impact.

Alternatively, you could use the space underneath the table to display more of your works of art! In the past, we have had groups use this space to create a coral reef, and also to show what a habitat could look like if we don’t change the way we live.

Looking to be inspired?

Head over to our Global Canvas webpage to see examples of previous years entries to the competition.