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The SAA World Record Art Challenge

We were lucky enough to have been invited to The SAA’s incredible, record breaking exhibition, and we even bumped into our favourite guests Sharon Hurst and Matthew Palmer! Find out how we got on and see some pictures of this amazing feat!




"You wouldn't sit down at a piano and expect to know how to play." - Richard Hope-Hawkins, Managing Director of SAA

On 30 March, The Society for all Artists hosted a World Record Breaking Exhibition preview, the largest number of original artworks exhibited under one roof. Artists all over the world had been challenged to create their own original artwork on an Artist Trading Card, and they didn’t disappoint! The finished product showed all of this artwork mounted together on panels, with a total surface area of 201m2 and the effect was stunning!


The SAA had anticipated 10,000 entries, which would have been an incredible achievement in itself, but the fact that the final entry number was 32,283 paintings really goes to show the scale and enthusiasm of the creative community all around the world, with one entry having been sent all the way from New Zealand!

Check out these incredible stats:





Not only was the exhibition a huge success, going above and beyond their aim, but it was an amazing day, where artists from all over were able to get together, participate and share their artwork, and we absolutely loved seeing so much incredible talent under one roof!


We don’t know about you but this has definitely inspired us to get arty this week! Tune in to Hochanda to catch new guest Denise Allen, who will be showcasing the new Derwent Graphik Paint Liner Kits on Monday 4th April at 11am, 3pm & 6pm, and later in the week be inspired with Matthew Palmer's Watercolours show on 8th April at 10am, 1pm & 5pm! 



You can find more information on the event here: http://www.saa.co.uk/worldrecord/  and don’t forget to tune in to Hochanda live in HD online, on Freeview Midnight to 4AM, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.

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