2015 John Downton Awards for Young Artists

2015 John Downton Awards for Young Artists

Well done to our very talented Fine Art students for being selected for this year’s 2015 John Downton Awards for Young Artists. The students whose work was selected for this exhibition and shortlisted for the awards were all from last year’s Year 13s group:  Katherine Jones, Katie Pearson and Isabelle Smith. 

To be shortlisted for this award is a great achievement with it being open to students across the whole county and with a record number of students applying this year.    The exhibition of all the selected students’ work will be open until 2nd December at County Hall, Maidstone. 

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Jones won the John Downton Prize for Painting and her work will be exhibited at Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate from 8th December 2015 to 24th January 2016. 

The Art Department is also really appreciative of all the other girls from DGGS who entered this competition, some of them independently.  We hope to have future successes next year.


Mrs Rachel Oliver

Joint Curriculum Area Leader:  Art and Design