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Young artists shine at Year Five Art Competition


Now in its sixth year, the Stockport Grammar School Year Five Art Competition, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, welcomed 113 entries from young artists from 16 local primary schools.

Based around the theme of ‘self-portrait’, entries ranged in creativity and size across a wide range of media including 2D and 3D entries. Artists and their families were invited to an exhibition evening to show their work to family and friends, take part in art activities run by the school’s Fifth Year artists and find out the winners of the competition.

Winners and Judges

Head of Art Mr Richard Davies thanked all of the artists for creating such imaginative pieces and their teachers for taking the time to assist pupils in production and entry. He commented: “We were impressed by the quality of the work, both in terms of the technical skill that was evident in the use of a range of media, and also with the level of creativity which could be seen in the variety of outcomes.

“Clearly the boys and girls had enjoyed responding to the theme of ‘The Portrait’ and having seen their work displayed alongside their peers, they will be encouraged to keep drawing and painting long into the future.”

Lukas Schwarzmayr of Gorsey Bank Primary School won the competition with an eye catching self-portrait with fantastic shaded detail created in a collage style. Runners-up Maria Majid of Lady Barn House School created a colourful 3D project and Lucas Bird of Vernon Primary School impressed with his half photo, half drawing piece which showed great skill in both the drawing and shading aspects.

All the pieces were fantastic and the amazing artwork produced showed the talent, imagination and time the artists had put in. All the entrants were winners for being chosen to represent their school at the competition and every artist went home with a ‘goody bag’ provided by sponsors Brewin Dolphin, including art equipment to continue their enjoyment.