Winners of youngsters' art competition announced - The Rugby Observer

Winners of youngsters' art competition announced

Rugby Editorial 26th Jul, 2019   0

A STILL-life painting by an Ashlawn School A-Level student has won a local art competition for youngsters.

Red Shoes by Tegan Chaffer beat work by over 60 Rugby secondary school pupils which was on show in the Aiming High exhibition during the Rugby Festival of Culture.

Second prize went to My Last Hoorah by Charlie Steadman, a year 9 pupil at Rugby Free Secondary School, and third place went to The Dreamer by Amy Chase, a GCSE pupil at Rugby High School.

Joanne Bailey, arts development officer at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, said: “The standard of work in this year’s exhibition was very impressive.

“It is wonderful to see so many talented Rugby students getting involved.”

Colin Fyfe, the chief executive of exhibition sponsor Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, said: “The whole exhibition was really enjoyable both to visit and to judge. Tegan’s winning still life of a pair of red shoes is amazing. Everyone who saw it was reflecting differently on what those shoes meant to them.

“All the art was very different and all provoked real interest from the visitors. The talent on show was excellent and really stimulated the viewer.”

The top three works are now on display in the society’s North Street branch.


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