Hundreds of visitors turned out to see paintings created by school children as part of the Thanet Schools Young Artists’ festival.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Margate, the event – the tenth of its kind – included displays of more than 700 colourful paintings at Sainsbury’s at Westwood Cross over the Easter weekend.
They were created by youngsters from 43 schools and colleges in Thanet.
Brian Homewood, spokesman for the Rotary Club of Margate, thanked all those taking part and for the support and sponsorship from local businesses.
“Thanks to the art material suppliers Great Art and Rosemary Fine Art Brushes, The Arts Society Thanet, York Street Gallery, Lovelys, for the display boards loaned from mouth and foot artist Tom Yendell, Sainsbury’s superstore for allowing us to hold the event on their premises, the prize vouchers, Timpson’s for the certificate frames, King Ethelbert’s school for hosting the judging, Dave Carter, ESJ Removals for collecting and returning display boards from Hampshire and to Myspace self- storage.”
He also thanked the judges for their hard work judging the competition.
The 21 winners will now have the chance to have their work professionally framed and exhibited by The Margate School at its new location in Margate high street.
Kamilla Blanche will curate a high street visualisation project entitled Margate Stories, connecting local and visiting communities with the high street through visual exhibits. This will include installing exhibitions into selected buildings in the high street.
It will run from Saturday, May 11, 3pm to 5pm, Unit 16, The Centre, Margate, CT9 1JG.
Results of Thanet Schools Young Artists’ competition
1st Millie Smith (St. Joseph’s)
2nd Aliza F (Chilton Primary)
3rd Romilly Stillman (Callis Grange)
1st Lyla Setterfield (Callis Grange)
2nd Grayson (Palm Bay)
3rd Emilija Zilinska (Holy Trinity & St John’s)
1st Sean Lismore (Drapers Mill)
2nd Georgie Carter (Wellesley House)
3rd Megan Gerrard (St Peter’s in Thanet)
1st Fern Turner (Upton)
2nd Amelia Chester (Drapers Mill)
3rd Kitty Coleman (Upton)
1st Alice Peters(Charles Dickens)
2nd Harriet Gross King (Ethelbert)
3rd April of (Wellesley House)
1st Liam West (Royal Harbour Academy)
2nd Eleanor Walker (Hartsdown)
3rd Taylor Head (Laleham Gap)
1st Jake Groombridge (Stone Bay)
2nd Kai Knight (Laleham Gap)
3rd Ryan Ashton (Laleham Gap)
Most Promising artist award
Millie Smith (St. Joseph’s)
SEN-Most Promising artist award
Taylor Head (Laleham Gap)
Mrs Green from Royal Harbour Academy (RHA)
Merit and commendations
Nessie Big (Art4all), Poppy Pitcher (Ursuline), Lucie Pressley (King Ethelbert), Brandon Campbell (King Ethelbert), Trinity Long (RHA), Ahmed Gaschiev (RHA), Phoebe Lea Nicholls (Bradstow), George Carnell (Laleham), Bob Ironside (Stone Bay), Millie Cook (Laleham Gap), Ruth B (St Gregory’s), Arabella Inns (home schooled), Isabella Boswell (St Peter’s), Beau Frampton (Art4all), Jemima C (Birchington Primary), Poppy Sumnall (St Nicholas), Sophie D (St Anthony’s), Paisley Hams (Minster), Millie Rowland (Charles Dickens), Hristina Kanani (Drapers Mill), Jasmine F (Chilton), Libby O (Garlinge), Michaela Murphy (St Peter’s), Bethany Dorney (St George’s), Jake Morris (RHA), Maddie Stevens (RHA), Seth Craig (St Joseph’s), Macy N (Garlinge), Archie C (Garlinge), Emily G (Birchington), Belle Halfpenny (Callis Grange), Marley Burnett (Dame Janet), Wilbur Dennis (Callis Grange), Douglas (Ellington Infants), Josephine Richards (St Mildred’s), Jasmine (St Lawrence College Junior), Libby B (St Gregory’s), Sylvie Fairey (St Mildred’s), Erin Connelly (Upton).