Celebrating Young Local Artists
The ‘Exhibition of Young Local Artists’, which is hosted by Warwick School, was established in 1985 and started with just five schools.
Thirty-four years on, the exhibition has grown and this year, 29 local schools took part.
This event brings together local primary schools to celebrate art and showcase young talent.
The array and diversity of the pieces exhibited is phenomenal, from ‘Dinosaur Eye’ to ‘Lighthouses’; ‘The Nutcracker’ to ‘Toys’ and ‘Talents’.
There was a wonderful display of work on show and on 2 February the young artists and their families gathered for a special 'Opening Ceremony'. The exhibition ran for the week where the public were able to come and view the extraordinary range of artwork on show.
James Ramsay, Head of Art and Design at Warwick School said, “It is fantastic to host this amazing event in Warwick Hall. There was so much energy at the opening event and we welcomed a huge gathering of eager, local young art students as well as family and friends. Easels with paper, pens and pastels were put up around the hall for visitors to interact with too so, not only was this an exhibition, but also a practising studio where people could create their own work to go home on the day.”
Andrew Hymer, Headmaster at Warwick Junior School said, “Art is a crucial part of a well-rounded education and emphasis should still be placed on traditional media, even in this digital age. Based on the work exhibited and the reception it has received the future is bright for the Arts.”