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BBC's Best Young Artist Competition

BBC's Best Young Artist Competition

Following the BBC’s hugely successful shows such as “Portrait Artist of the year”, “Landscape Artist of the year” and “The Big Painting Challenge” CBBC commissioned a show aimed at the younger viewer.  Made by BBC Children’s In-House Productions and fronted by Kaiser Chiefs frontman and former art teacher Ricky Wilson, with BBC Radio 1 presenter Vick Hope, the show sees budding young artists from around the country compete to be crowned Britain’s best young artist. 

In the summer 2021 we were approached by the shows makers and supplied many of the art materials used not just by the artists but also for backgrounds and the creation of sets used in production of the programme. The show filmed in a warehouse studio in Bolton, Greater Manchester and across several UK locations including Wales, Cumbria, Yorkshire, West Midlands and London with each episode seeing three contenders armed with a sketchbook and pencil, take part in a day designed to challenge and stretch their artistic muscles, before returning to the art studio to create a show stopping artwork.

First aired throughout February 2022 Monday to Thursday on CBBC and available on BBC iPlayer from Monday 7 February  the show encapsulates many of the features and aspirational traits seen in the adult programmes whilst encouraging budding young artists from around the country compete to be crowned Britain’s best young artist.

As manufacturers and suppliers of quality art materials throughout the length and breadth of the UK we are proud to have been asked to help in the supply of resources which made this programme the success it has undoubtedly been, and a second series has already been commissioned with filming due to take place later in the year.

Great to see many of our products used in BBC programmes.

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