Inspiring the next generation of artists in Oxford!

For the latest instalment of our Young Fine Artist initiative, designed to inspire the next generation of creative talent, we invited 29 pupils from New Hinksey C.E. Primary School to visit our gallery in the historical Oxford.

Learning about art

The pupils were given a tour of the gallery to learn all about the array of artists and artwork on display, before they were tasked with coming up with their own designs inspired by their favourite artists.  Gallery staff were blown away by the children’s creations. Elijah’s very imaginative interpretation of a Richard Rowan landscape stole the show and was awarded first place.


Displayed at the gallery

Alex won second place for his Peter Smith-inspired drawing depicting his very own Impossimals®  character, whilst Neve’s Scarlett Raven-esque creation was chosen as third place. Elijah’s work will now be on display at the gallery for a month, alongside works by renowned artists like Bob Dylan and Ronnie Wood.

"This has been a fantastic project for the children. Visiting a gallery with such a diverse range of art was very beneficial to their studies and we’ve all enjoyed learning more about the artists and their techniques. The competition has left the children feeling motivated to put their creative skills into practice back at school."

Mrs Nash

Class teacher for New Hinksey C.E Primary School

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Our competition kicked off for 2019 with a 12-year-old Cambridge pupil selected to display his work alongside art legends like Bob Dylan. Could your school be next?

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