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Prizes awarded to young artists

15 June 2016

Guest judge Stainless Steel Sculptor Michael Turner awarded the prize for 1d art to Ellen Morrow for her portrait of her grandfather cleverly sketched using biro on a brown envelope.
“Judging was tough but I chose Ellen’s piece because it was very nicely done yet understated,” Michael Turner told the audience.
The award for the best 2d piece of artwork went to Amelia Cavner. Judge Emma Denning, Head of Art at Priestlands, said: “It really was super hard to choose a winner because the standard was so high, but I chose this piece because I liked the textured and fragmented appearance.”
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery Director Mark Tomlinson judged the 3d category of the competition, and after much consideration, chose the metal sculpture ‘Jellyfish’ made by Bradlee Hackney from old bike parts and chains.
“The imagination and creativity in all of these pieces of art is very inspiring,” said Mark, “I chose Bradlee’s piece because it is very distinctive, very creative and a great use of materials.”

The Priestlands School Pop Up Exhibition runs until 25 June in the Old School Gallery at St Barbe Museum – which is free to enter. Open Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm.

Prizes awarded to young artists

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