Competition: WIN a limited edition Mike Chavez-Dawson print

Polly Checkland Harding

We’re giving a limited edition signed print by Manchester-based artist Mike Chavez-Dawson.

If you went to last week’s launch of Castlefield Gallery’s current exhibition, 30 Years from the Future, you’ll have witnessed a curious performance. Poet and curator of TEXT Festival and The Dark Would (an exhibition and anthology of text-based art) Philip Davenport joined Richard Parry, curator at the Grundy Art Gallery to tackle a concrete poem by Manchester-based artist Mike Chavez-Dawson. Called 30/30, the work was created in response to 30 Years from the Future and has now been printed as a striking, A2 black and white signed print. It’s part of a limited edition run of only 30 – one of which is now on offer to one lucky Creative Tourist reader.

Enter the competition, and you’re in with a chance of winning a print that, after the exhibition has closed, will be sold for £130. But what, you might be wondering, is a concrete poem? Chavez-Dawson’s piece is part art work and part poem; in the tradition of concrete poetry, its layout is very important. It offers multiple routes around the words, multiple ways in which what it says can be looked at. Ultimately, it’s the kind of piece that your mind can spend ages playing with. If you’d like to be the proud owner of one, all you need to do is enter your details into the form below. The competition will close at 10am on Friday 19 December. Good luck!

See the full print here.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Castlefield Gallery, or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: 10am, Friday 19 December.

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