Blank Canvas is a Reality/Documentary designed to discover, develop and encourage art in Britain’s most deprived inner-city areas such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Belfast.
The series would be hosted by someone like The Chapman Brothers who are renowned for their controversial work. Their challenge would be to go into deprived housing estates and build an art installation getting the local community involved. They would set an art project which anyone from the estate/area can enter. The work would then be judged by an illustrious panel made up by people such as: Charles Saatchi, Gallery owner; Caroline Collier, Director of Tate Modern; Mark Wallinger, 2007 winner of Turner Prize.
They would select a short list which would then be put to a public vote. The winner from each region would then go onto The Tate Modern for an exhibition where their work is exposed to the world’s art community and critics. The Grand Finale would be for the public to vote for their favourite work of art. The winner would receive a bursary for The Royal College of Art.
Each programme who have a feature on a particular era in art, e.g. Impressionism, Expressionism, Modern, Renaissance, Baroque etc.
We see kids express themselves. Their hopes and fears. Their reality. We get an insight into what their innermost feelings are. Discover budding artists. Bring art to the people. Make art more accessible.