Four Art and Design students at Bexhill College submitted work for the 2017 Farley Arts Trust Awards and each entry has been selected to win an award.
David Dimbleby will present the awards during a ceremony on the evening of Friday 13th October. Each work will also be hung at Farleys Gallery in Chiddingly, East Sussex and appear in the biennial illustrated catalogue alongside their statement. Their artwork will be reviewed by Antony Penrose and Ian Chance in front of an enthusiastic audience of teachers, students, their friends and families. Following that event the exhibition is on public view.
The Awards are presented in a number of categories including: painting, sculpture, textiles and photography. The students who submitted work and become ‘Arts Award Winners’ are Zahra Jelassi (AS Textile Design), Shona Waldron (AS Fine Art), Amy Streets (A Level Fine Art), and Aimee Lyon (A Level Fine Art).
Julie Clark, Subject Leader for Art & Design at Bexhill College, said: “The students have done exceptionally well, especially the first years who are judged against second year A Level students.”
From this, further prizes will be selected for each category and two works demonstrating the values of Surrealism are chosen for display throughout the following year in Farleys House alongside works by Roland Penrose, Lee Miller and Picasso.
Julie added: “Our students have won some of these in the past, so fingers crossed they can again.”
This is an opportunity for students to take artwork from outside the classroom and into the community; receiving wider comment and appreciation of their work by showing it in a professional context in a public gallery. Exhibiting students are presented with a certificate and those judged to be outstanding in each category receive a Farley Arts Trust Award prize of art materials or equipment for their school or college.
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