Art competition winners announced

12 July 2017

A LOT of hard work – and a little bit of glitter – has clinched eight pupils from Alveston School the top prize in the Guild Chapel’s very first art competition.

The youngsters, aged 7 and 8, worked together in their Year 3 after-school arts club to submit their entry.

Winning first place are: Amelie Morris, Cooper Cullimore, Blue Cullimore, Amelie Stafford, Eleanor Pemberton, Iris Stannard, Hannah Payne and Charlotte Davies.

They have won a half days arts workshop for the whole of Year 3 at their school, to be delivered by Escape Arts.

The competition was launched in the Spring, with primary aged children being challenged to create their own Guardian Angel, taking inspiration from the Chapel’s angels and Archangel Michael in particular.

He is at the centre of the recently conserved Allegory of Death painting now on display to visitors.

Painted in the late 15th Century, Archangel Michael was de-faced when the Chapel’s paintings were limewashed in 1563 following the Reformation – on orders given to John Shakespeare.

Entries were welcomed from individuals or school groups, using any material they liked.

Alveston struck gold with their gold design, complete with collage feathers and plenty of glitter.

“It was just a fantastic entry,” Pippa Brook, Volunteer Coordinator for the Guild Chapel said.

“We could see just how much time they had spent designing and creating their angel, and it looks wonderful.”

Sabina Moore, subject leader for Art & Design at Alveston Primary, said: “They worked really hard, thinking about the angel they wanted to create and coming up with ideas. When we announced they had won during assembly, they were just beaming with excitement.”

Wining second place was Timea Farkas from Wilmcote Primary School. She has collected her prize, an angel doll, made by Chantal Brosens, a volunteer at the Guild Chapel. In third place was Beatrice John, also from Alveston Primary, winning a colouring book.

All three of the angels will now go on display within the Chapel over the summer, along with artwork created by local schoolchildren during events at the Chapel in Shakespeare Week.

Please click here to go to the Guild Chapel's website for more
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