Art & Design students from KS4 were selected to submit work for the 'Young Peopleís Art Prize' competition being run by Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange. The annual exhibition takes entries from across the country and encourages original and exciting responses to itís theme. Inspired by the work of existing artist David Blandy, the theme for this year's Young Peopleís Art Prize 2016 was 'Avatar Me'. Entrants were invited to create an avatar of themselves as a single frame, comic strip, animation or sculpture. Tilly B-H, Kayleigh B-H, Jack T, Alisha T and Chloe W were selected to be part of the exhibition and have their work on display alongside the work of David Blandy. CSIA shared some great success with Kayleigh winning First Prize in her category (11 - 13 years), for her mythical winged Minotaur style sculpture created using wire, pulp, rock, tissue paper and feathers. Kayleigh received Art vouchers to put towards Creative Art materials.
The prize giving was a fantastic evening and a real celebration of the effort and dedication the students have put in over the past term. This year's judges were Marc Beaumont of Bazbo Comics Truro, Charlotte Davis, 24 Hour Comic Book, Keith Sparrow comic book writer and illustrator, and Cat Gibbard from Newlyn Art Gallery and Exchange.
It was a great experience for the students to explore the art world outside of school and see the variety of responses to the theme from all the different entrants.
Miss Waddling says 'It was a delight to attend the Private View with students and their families at the Exchange Gallery. The opportunity for our students to be judged by some of Cornwallís leading art professionals from a wide field of disciplines has given great insight into Contemporary Art Practice. I am amazed by the skill and creativity of all the students selected and I hope they are very proud to see their work in a gallery setting.'