Charity competition uncovers outstanding art

Two Year 7 students uncovered talented artists in their midst following a competition designed to raise money for charity.

Students Lilith Webster and Eleaner Taylor organised a competition to celebrate both the artistic talent in the College community as well as raising money for the College’s chosen charity for the academic year, Julian House. Both students have an interest in the subject and are considering taking it as one of their GCSE options.

Year 9, Fiona Hiscutt, with her winning piece of digital art
Year 9, Fiona Hiscutt, with her winning piece of digital art

Throughout the duration of the competition, the ladies received submissions of an incredibly high standard, that showcased art in a range of styles, from painting to digital art.

Following a rigorous judging process, two winners were selected; Year 7’s Darcey Parker was chosen for her depiction of the Eiffel Tower and Year 9’s Fiona Hiscutt’s Freddie Mercury portrait created on an iPad Pro was selected as the second winner. Both students received tickets to visit the Tate St Ives in Cornwall.

Fiona said of her win, “The whole piece took about fifteen hours to complete. I thought I would give the competition a go; I wanted to showcase my work as well as contribute to the College’s charity. I was really happy to win and it made all the time spent on the piece totally worth it. I am looking forward to taking my art all the way into a future career; I would love to be a designer working on computer games or movies if I can.”

Darcey Parker Year 7 Winner