We are delighted to announce that three of our A level students have been selected as Star Student Winners in this year’s Royal Society of British Artists ‘Young Artists Awards’.
Members of Sheffield Arts Society assessed work from schools and colleges across the region and selected the highest quality pieces from A level students. These images were then shared with the RBA Education Committee who individually voted for those works they felt represented exceptional talent, creativity and quality.
Picture One - Coco Huang’s watercolour ‘Deadly Sins’ was inspired by the seven separate pieces Coco produced for her university application portfolio. She said “it is a combination of the seven sins, reflecting the nature of humanity”.
After hearing about her success, Coco reflected that “Winning an award for my last piece of work in high school was the perfect way to end my high school years”.
Picture Two - Eva Tao’s atmospheric water-based oil painting, ‘Cityscape at night’ was the second piece selected in the winning group.
Picture Three - Hannah Whitworth’s stunning water-based oil ‘Self portrait’ was the third winning entry.
This is the 4th year in a row pupils at Sheffield Girls’ have been selected as Star Student winners and Karen Andrews, Head of Art, couldn’t be prouder, “The Art Department were delighted to hear that 3 of our Y13 A level students had been awarded 'Star Student' by The Royal Society of Artists. The prize reflects the dedication, talent and creativity shown by Hannah, Coco and Eva over the past 2 years. All 3 students have gone on to study within the arts, and we are sure they have amazing futures ahead of them in the creative industries”.
Restrictions allowing, the girls’ work will be exhibited at The Mall Gallery, in London later this year and in the meantime The Arts Society will be mounting an online exhibition of all the winners’ work at the end of January on their ‘Arts Society Connected’ website.
Joanne Martin, Membership Manager at the Arts Society said: “We understand that this has been a difficult and unprecedented year for the arts and education sectors and we would like to thank pupils sincerely for taking the time to enter. This year the standard was exceptionally high and we believe all the students have a bright future ahead of them”.
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