Olympic challenge for young artists
March 15, 2012
Olympic artwork and paintings fit for the Queen are being sought by a group of artists who are holding a competition for schoolchildren to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
The Woodley and Earley Arts Group is hosting a creative competition to mark its anniversary this summer and to discover new talent in the town.
Pupils from four schools in Woodley are being invited to submit their creations with a chance for the winners to have their work on display during an anniversary exhibition at the Oakwood Centre in Headley Road.
“This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and we are going to be holding an exhibition in May,” explained committee member Delphine Sym.
“Our group was founded by Judith Milne, who we hold in very high esteem.
“She has retired from the group now and it is currently run by Heather Neal who has injected fresh enthusiasm into the group.
“After a static few years, we are now welcoming many new and younger members and we are offering the competition to schoolchildren as we thought it would be a good way for them to get involved.”
The group has set two themes for the competition. Key stage two pupils from Beechwood Primary School and Woodley C of E Primary School will be producing paintings based on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and key stage three pupils at Waingels College and Bulmershe Secondary School will be basing their work on the Olympics.
Pupils are invited to come up with their most creative ideas and they must hand in a piece of artwork to their school before the deadline of Wednesday, May 2.
The work will then be collected by the group and winners will be selected and displayed at the exhibition which runs on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19.
On the Saturday afternoon, there will also be a balloon race to mark the anniversary with members of the arts group coming together to look back at the history of their society.