The Thomas Hardye School

THS Student wins through to finals of Art Prize





Ellie Smeaton has had 2 images selected for 2015 Saatchi Schools Art Prize. Out of 20,000 entries worldwide, she has been shortlisted to be one of the last 20.

The Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit art work from students between the ages of 4 and 18.

The panel of judges for this year's Prize include Lauren Child MBE, writer, illustrator and creator of 'Charlie and Lola'; Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director of The Royal Drawing Schools; Alistair Hicks, Art Advisor to Deutsche Bank; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery and Richard Wilson, Artist whose work includes 20:50 which is on permanent display at the Saatchi Gallery.

A first prize of £10,000 will be awarded to the winning school's art department, with a further £2,000 given to the winning pupil to be spent on art and computer equipment. Two further runner-up prizes of £5,000 each will be awarded to the second and third placed schools, with a further £1,000 to each of the winning pupils.

An exhibition of the shortlisted entries will take place at the Saatchi Gallery London after the awards evening on the 28th April.

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April 2015