Leighton House’s 17th annual art competition recently put the artistic skill of over 175 students on show, attracting well over 500 entries from 34 different schools.
Over 90 different local organisations visited a private viewing of the exhibition, where they were offered early reservations to purchase some of the works. Supporters such as: Cass Art, Flow Gallery, Park Gallery, the Friends of Leighton House Museum and the City and Guilds of London Art School, even donated cash prizes to the young artists.
Amy Hyam, from Ashbourne College, who won first place in the Drawing and Painting category was particularly commended for her piece. One judge said that Miss Hyam’s ‘ambition to work at such a scale in creating a magnificent portrait” allowed her to make a “big impact and demonstrate considerable skill and craftsmanship.’
The list of winners are:
Park Gallery Prize for Drawing/Painting – presented by Robin Start from the Park Gallery
Winner: Amy Hyam, Ashbourne College ‘Profile Portrait’
Photography/Digital Art Prize – presented by Robin Start from the Park Gallery
Winner: Kieron Debruyne, Kensington and Chelsea College ‘The Shield’
Flow Gallery Prize for Applied Art – presented by Daniel Robbins from Leighton House Museum
Winner: Chloe Martin, Sion Manning Girls School ‘Caught on camera’
Leighton Art Prize – presented by Jennifer Sage from the friends of Leighton House Museum
Winner: Muxue Li, Ashbourne College, ‘After The Party’
Cass Art Prize for Innovative Use of Materials – presented by Lauren Hounsell from Cass Art
Winner: Chelsea Children’s Hospital School Collaboration ‘Miros Space Garden Collage’
City and Guilds of London Art School Prize – presented by Magnus von Wistinghausen, Vice Principal of the City and Guilds of London Art School
Winner: Kaiming (Paul) Hu, DLD College London ‘Urban Landscape’