About Art on Show

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Schools ‘Art on Show’ project celebrates work produced within schools in the borough, and aims to encourage children and young people to pursue and develop their interests and talents in art.  Art on Show 2017 – the schools art competition and exhibition - takes place at the iconic venue The Tabernacle in North Kensington, and is part of InTRANSIT 2017.

Art on Show 2017: 15 June to 9 July at The Tabernacle


The competition is open for submissions from all schools and colleges in the Royal Borough. Students aged 3 to 18 years are invited to submit artwork via their school or college, in a range of mediums.  Artworks are specially selected by a panel of judges, and awarded prizes across a range of categories.  Schools and students are welcome to submit work on any subject or topic and are encouraged to submit work on the theme InTRANSIT 2017 ‘Island Life: Fantastic – Forlorn’.


The shortlisted artworks are mounted and framed, and curated for the Exhibition taking place this year at The Tabernacle. The Exhibition is free and open to the public from 15 June to 9 July 2017.

Students from participating schools are invited to attend a special Prize-Giving Day in the theatre at The Tabernacle when certificates and cash prizes sponsored by local art galleries are awarded by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Schools/colleges wishing to participate in 2017 should contact the Arts Service and complete a submissions form by Friday 5 May.


Further information for schools including the submissions form  is available here:

Shortlisted artworks from previous years are available to view in an online gallery.

Art on Show: Art on Loan scheme for businesses

The Art on Loan programme links schools and businesses in Kensington and Chelsea to give young people the opportunity to have their work displayed in office spaces across the borough. Schools and students participating in Art on Show are automatically opted in to the Art on Loan programme.  

Find out more about Art on Loan here.