Art hung at Lowry in Living Edge competition

Living Edge schools art competition 2015 entries

Pieces by three of our top artists have been displayed at the Lowry in this year’s Living Edge school arts competition.

The stunning works by Jessye Persse, Georgia Burns and Rhys Richards were nominated in the U18s, U16s and U14s categories respectively.

Although our pupils didn’t take home any of the top prizes, having their art hung at the gallery is a huge honour in itself.

“Our entrants can take great pride”

Head of art, design and technology Mr Richard Davies said our pupils could be proud of themselves:

The standard was very high and the judging panel made it clear that it had been extremely difficult choosing the winners in each category from such a talented field.

This is a very prestigious competition and as representatives of the school in each of the three categories, all our entrants can take great pride in their achievement.

Nominated pieces

Art by Rhys Richards

Rhys Richards

Art by Jessye Persse

Jessye Persse

Art by Georgia Burns

Georgia Burns

Rich competition history

The school has a rich history in the competition with Sophie Watson being chosen as a winner in 2010 and Jenny McLoughlin, Simon Howard and Ellie Broster all having their work highly commended in recent years.

Living Edge schools art competition entries

Nicola Ellwood, Ella Burton and Kitty Grant’s 2014 entries

William Robinson, Martha Vernon, Bryn Rogers, Nicola Ellwood, Ella Burton and Kitty Grant also had their art displayed in 2013 and 2014.

Exhibitions and competitions

Our artists’ work is regularly displayed internally and externally throughout the year – including at Manchester School of Art’s Out of Schools exhibition – and entered into competitions, like the Saatchi Gallery art prize for schools.

Out of Schools artwork

Sofi Stevenson’s Out of Schools artwork

Pupils’ pieces will also feature in our annual A-level and GCSE art exhibition to be held at school on Wednesday 13th May.

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