Success across the board at national Art competition

This week we are celebrating success at the IAPS iArt 2020 competition. Open to all prep schools across the country, we are delighted to win three of the top prizes. This continues our winning streak as we also won three major prizes in 2019.

Poppy H (Year 5) has won 1st Prize for Years 5-6 age group. Poppy was inspired by painter, Georgia O’Keeffe, who abstracted flowers to form beautiful, rich paintings with an emphasis on form. Poppy’s work took that idea, but instead she developed it into a textile piece, including free-embroidery machine stitch, emphasising shapes and structures. 

Isla W(Year 4)  has won 2nd prize for Years 3-4 age group. Isla’s shadow box was inspired by contemporary ceramicist, Shirley Vauvelle, who creates mixed-media work inspired by the natural landscape of the British Isles. Isla used white studio clay to create fish and a boat which, once fired, were decorated with under glazes and a top gloss glaze . Her boat and fish were then displayed against a section of vintage map, photocopied with tracing paper over it to give the background a misty sea-like feel. 

Siomha K (Year 8) has won 3rd Prize for Years 7-8 age group. Her portrait was created as a response to the GCSE question ‘Detail’ where she decided to study, sketch and paint details, light abstractions, and blurred images of facial features and portraits. Siomha looked at contemporary artist, Scott Hutchison as inspiration for her work.

Huge congratulations to all three children, a fantastic effort, we are so proud of you.