'Geometry in Kharkiv' by Maria Plakhotnya

Following the success of 'Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now' at the Saatchi Gallery at the end of last year, The Firtash Foundation is once again teaming up with the prestigious gallery to launch UK/raine – an open competition for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine, offering entrants the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see their work exhibited at one of the world's leading art galleries.

Last year, 'Premonition' attracted unprecedented crowds, making it the seventh most popular contemporary art exhibition of 2014. This year's new UK/raine competition promises similar levels of interest, providing upcoming artists aged 18-35 years old with the chance to bring their work to the world's stage. The competition is open to talented artists living or working in the UK or Ukraine, or those born in either country, and competitors can enter their work via the Saatchi Gallery's website into one of five categories: installation, new media (including video or photography), painting, sculpture and street art. 

From this, a shortlist of 30 artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit their work over an entire floor of the Saatchi Gallery for a month long exhibition running from 24th of November to 3rd January 2016. A winner from each category and an overall winner will be selected by a panel of internationally renowned judges, while the public will also be able to vote on their favourite. Category winners will then receive £10,000, with the overall winner receiving an additional £20,000. Visit http://www.saatchigallery.com/uk/raine/ to submit your entry. 

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