This year artists and designers are invited to explore the enriching theme of “Fusion: food, music and culture”. This design brief seeks to celebrate the richness of collaboration, where mix & match are bywords for living life to the full! Fusion should be interpreted through your own unique lens to convey how themes such as food, music and culture have flourished, evolved and developed. You can explore contrast and find compatibility. Think spicy-sweet, tradition-modernity, energy-serenity as ideas of the diverse ingredients in this melting pot!
Entrants are encouraged to look at diversity through their individual perspective and to think about how the form of the medal can be best used for their design narrative. The medal is a unique art form that lends itself to contrasting observations, exploring the subject by engaging with the medal’s two sides, and you should also consider using the sides (edges) of the medal too which can increase the effectiveness and impact of your design.
The definition of an art medal: a two-sided, low relief medal that fits into the palm of the hand. (It is not intended to be worn). For more information and inspiration on medal design, please visit the British Art Medals Society.