Stockport Grammar School celebrates record-breaking art competition
Now in its seventh year, the Stockport Grammar School Year 5 Art Competition, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, celebrated the artwork of 220 local young artists from 59 primary schools in a virtual arena this year.
The competition’s theme of ‘Portrait’ inspired a wealth of entries from self-portraits and pet portraits to famous faces in a vast variety of sizes and mediums.
Mr Richard Davies, Head of Art and Design at SGS said: “We were unsure how many entries we would receive this year with the competition being run online and the constraints experienced by so many schools during the lockdown periods. However, we are delighted by the record number of entries – the children have certainly risen to the challenge and produced the most fantastic artwork.”
Emil Semaniszyn of Oldfield Brow Primary School won the competition with a piece inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein. The judges were impressed by the tonal range in the skin and hair, which gave the piece a 3D quality.
Runner-up Charisse Ng of Bowdon Preparatory School captured the judges’ attention with the characterisation of her piece, along with the clever use of tone. Fellow runner-up Lily Grace Barratt of Lower Park Primary School brought a smile to the judges’ faces as they were impressed by how the different components of her photo-montage were seamlessly put together.
Stockport Grammar School is a leading independent co-educational school for children from 3-18 years.
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