Schoolchildren get creative at Baldock art gallery

Gallery owner Hayley Norman presents Emily Rogers with her first prize

Gallery owner Hayley Norman presents Emily Rogers with her first prize - Credit: Archant

Schoolchildren have been getting creative with the help of an art gallery.

Gallery owner Hayley Norman presents Lucy Aldridge from William Ransom Primary School with the prize

Gallery owner Hayley Norman presents Lucy Aldridge from William Ransom Primary School with the prize for Most Creative Entries - Credit: Archant

Gallery 1066 in Baldock has held an art competition involving schools from across the area, receiving more than 400 entries.

The winners of the competition, based on work by artist Doug Hyde, were chosen by a panel of judges which included Comet editor Darren Isted, Tim Farr from Tim’s Art Supplies and Joanne Bowen, the creative director of the Fireside Festival which was held in Baldock last month.

An awards ceremony was held at the gallery in Hitchin Street on Friday in front of teachers and parents.

First prize, a signed limited edition Doug Hyde painting, was awarded to Emily Rodgers from Hartsfield JMI School in Baldock, with Jenny Ingram from Whitehill Junior School in Hitchin receiving the second prize of a Doug Hyde collector’s book.


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Vouchers for Tim’s Art Supplies and Gallery 1066 were awarded to Harrison Williams in third, who attends William Ransom Primary School in Hitchin. The school was also given £150 for its art department for entering the most creative works.

A further 13 runner-up certificates were also handed out.

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Gallery owner Hayley Norman said: “Our aim was to help encourage and inspire children to express themselves through art. It is a fantastic outlet to release those creative juices and this competition had no boundaries – children could be creative with any medium they wanted and we have had some amazing models, mixed medium and paintings supplied. We have all been bowled over by the response and the level of work received.”

To find out more about Gallery 1066 call 01462 622233 or visit www.gallery1066fineart.com

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