London graffiti artist Oust lent his support to Children & the Arts by officially launching our Secondary School Perspective Art Prize, in collaboration with the Jack Petchey Foundation, with a specially commissioned window piece in Hoxton, East London. Oust will also act as a judge for the art prize. 

Watch the project come to life: 

The window forms part of the Hoxton Window Project and can be seen at the Hoxton offices of UNIT9 until early February.

"It's a real pleasure to work with Children & the Arts. I like that my work is reaching and inspiring young people. I was inspired at a young age by my art teacher, who was also a graffiti artist, she was an amazing teacher, person and artist. I can remember at age nine being blown away by her work, and I have been fully hooked since then."

Oust, artist

"We are delighted to have Oust launch Perspective. Oust shows that art doesn't have to be displayed in a traditional setting to be valuable and appreciated and that often that different setting can lead to greater accessibility and inclusivity, which breaks down any social and economic barriers to enjoying art."

Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive Children & the Arts

The Art Competition invites secondary school children aged 11-18 in London and Essex to create an original artwork on the theme of Perspective. 

Find out more about the art competition here