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28th March 2023

Pupil overall winner at Rutland Open Youth Art Exhibition

Pupil standing with trophy Congratulations to Form 6 pupil Emily, the overall winner of the Rutland Open Youth Art Exhibition, with her sculpture entitled ‘The Human Condition’.

The competition was open to pupils across Rutland and had five categories:- painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture and photography.

Well done also to Jessica (Form 1), who won the Art Society of Oakham prize for 11-13-year-olds for her paintings entitled ‘A Farmyard Full of Colour’, and Sebastian (Form 7), who won a Highly Commended prize for his etching entitled ‘Forgiven’.

Emily said, “My sculpture revolves around the theme of transience and permanence and how these states describe us and our existence as human beings. The permanence is in the physicality of the figure in the lower section, while the upper part is a projection of the man’s dreams and desires, a depiction of the transience in our lives. Through the piece, I wanted to show how these two states are inextricably linked and describe the condition of being human. I definitely did not expect to win, and I am very happy with the positive comments from the judges and everybody there. It was also a great experience seeing everyone else’s work.”

Selected pieces are on display at the Rutland County Museum from 25 March to 30 April 2023.

Pupil with her painting

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