Carnival 2018 Theme Announced

Carnival Theme Announced

The 2018 Cowley Road Carnival will be themed as ‘Icons of Art’.

Icons of Art is Carnival theme for 2018

According to the Oxford English Dictionary an icon is a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration. For 2018 we want to celebrate the artists and their works which stand out for their contribution to art and culture in their own and subsequent generations.

2018 represents anniversaries for many great iconic artists; men and women that changed the way society thinks, feels and behaves; creative men and women whose work has influence and meaning.

For this reason and to honour the awesome legacy of talented individuals, CRW, are happy to announce, ‘Icons of Art’ as 2018’s Carnival Theme.

Click here for some details on iconic artists with local connections or who have anniversaries in 2018. 

  • All Carnival participants can choose how to interpret this theme in their own unique style.
  • You are asked to be inspired by artists that have wowed the world and left their mark on art history, from a time period of your choosing.
  • We are looking for COLOUR, HEIGHT, MOVEMENT and WOW!
  • We hope for those of you involved with education and learning, this gives you enough of a curriculum link to enjoy exploring the topic and produce some beautiful pieces of work.
  • For all other organisations, we hope that you will find new, original and creative ways of interpreting the theme….
  • ….And for those of you that are really keen to raise the creative bar, we are particularly keen to see moving electric powered floats, floats built around trolleys or buggies or even back pack structures, with height and moving parts.

We are happy to meet and discuss ideas and offer our creative guidance and training where we can.

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