Young Artists in the Frame
The Art Department recently invited all Senior School artists to enter a number of competitions run by art museums and organisations, the most prestigious being The Young Artists’ Summer Show at the Royal Academy. The competition recognises artworks made by talented young artists at primary and secondary school level and takes its inspiration from the Academy's Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open-submission exhibition. Charlie T, Clara H, Ed S, Penny Z, Sally H, Immi S, Ellie L, Bella H, Addie N and Heather N all submitted pieces of artwork for the competition.
Many congratulations to Ed, Bella and Addie whose pieces were shortlisted and to Charlie T and Sally H, whose pieces were displayed on site at the Royal Academy and exhibited online - amongst just 329 artworks selected from over 6200 submissions. What a fantastic achievement! The Summer Show ran as an exhibition in the Clore Learning Centre from 14th July – 4th August 2019, and is currently exhibited online until 31st December 2019.
The submitted artworks were judged in key stage groups by a panel of art experts including Royal Academicians, RA curators and RA School students, while the exhibition was curated by Royal Academicians Bob and Roberta Smith. The RA said that “the standard of work was incredibly high: our judging panels had a tough job of whittling over 6,200 submissions down to just 328 for the online exhibition, and of those 139 for the exhibition at the RA.”
The Art Department is keen to use art education to develop the awareness that young people have of their place and responsibility within the College as well as the local, national, international and global community. Art is uniquely placed to enable pupils to express their views of the world around them in a personal and creative way and to make a tangible contribution.
Well done to all the pupils who submitted their work for this prestigious competition.