John Downton award success

John Downton Awards 2017

This year the Art Department were proud to have 3 pieces of our students’ work selected for the John Downton Awards.  These students were Jessica 12G and two past Year 13s Jennifer and Rinko.  It was an absolute pleasure to see these pieces of work on display in the County Hall at Maidstone this last month.

We are extremely delighted to receive the news that Rinko’s painting titled ‘Becca’ won the People’s Choice Award, being voted by the public as their favourite artwork on display.  As a result of winning this prize Rinko’s painting will be hung at the Turner Contemporary in Margate from 13 December to 21 January 2018, which is a tremendous achievement for any artist.  I was particularly impressed to see Rinko’s artwork had been selected as the publicity material for the exhibition.

Any students from Year 7 to Year 13 are welcome to apply for this competition next year, see Mrs Oliver or your art teacher for more details.

Congratulations to our selected students!

John Downton pic 3 Rinko Brown aged 18John Downton pic 2 Jessica NyonJohn Downton pic 1 Jennifer Tu aged 18


Mrs Oliver

Joint Curriculum Area Leader:  Art and Design

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