Face 2 Face is coming to Torre Abbey and you could be the face of the exhibition - all you have to do is send us a selfie!

The Abbey team are creating a unique piece of art made up of hundreds of selfies as part of a unique competition. One selfie will be chosen at random to be the face of the exhibition; the art team will then re-create your selfie as a montage using all of the selfies submitted.

Named ‘A Portrait of Us’ the montage will be a centrepiece to the Face 2 Face exhibition and will sit side by side to works of art by young British artists. The chosen selfie winner will receive the portrait at the end of the exhibition which finishes Sunday 3 September.

This is a one-off amazing opportunity for your selfie to be part of a high profile exhibition - Face 2 Face: Exploring the art of the portrait from paint and pencil to photography and phones.

Every participating selfie artist will get free entry to the Face 2 Face exhibition this summer and a limited edition copy of the finished artwork and be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win:

  • 2 day tickets for this year’s Agatha Christie Festival
  • 2 day passes for next year’s Grinagog Festival
  • 5 x annual memberships of Torre Abbey
  • 10 lucky people will also receive a Torre Abbey YoYos!

To enter, simply take a selfie and share it with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram - you will need to tag the Face 2 Face exhibition in your post. Then simply sit back and wait until Saturday 8 July, when the exhibition opens, to see if your selfie is the featured selfie. Then come to the Abbey to find your selfie in the finished artwork.

To enter check us out on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Notes to editors

Face 2 Face explores the history of portraits and portraiture bringing together Torre Abbey’s permanent collection by artists like Holman-Hunt and William Blake with work by 30 incredible contemporary artists, all on loan from the Arts Council Collection, and artwork by young people of Torbay exploring the theme of portraits.


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