YOUNG FINE ARTIST
from Pleasant Street Primary School. As they milled around the gallery, brimming with questions and enthusiasm, we sensed there were some particular favourites in the room – Nigel Humphries’ nostalgic superheroes and miniature sculptures by Nic Joly stole the show. In the end, 10-year-old Sultanah Alghamdi won us over with her painting inspired by John Myatt’s ‘The Starry Night’, and her design was framed and hung on the gallery wall in the presence of some of our best-selling artists. Keep an eye out for Young Fine Artist in 2018, as we could discover the next van Gogh at a school near you!
Last year we launched our Young Fine Artist competition, working with children across the UK in a bid to encourage and inspire the next generation of artistic talent. The initiative sees us welcome young budding artists to our galleries to immerse them in all things art – from meeting our gallery managers to learning about our artists and the techniques behind their work – before challenging them to come up with their own creations inspired by their favourite artist’s work. For the first competition we travelled to Castle Fine Art in Liverpool, one of our flagship galleries in the north, where we met 31 pupils
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