Two talented Sheffield teenagers are to have their artwork displayed in London.
Abigail Powell, who attends Bradfield School and Tristan Brockenshire, of Hillsborough College, have been named the Royal Society of British Artists ‘Scholars of the Year’.
The Sheffield Branch of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies and The
Rotary Club of Abbeydale entered 24 pictures from Sheffield schools into a national competition, with Abigail’s and Tristan’s singled out by judges.
Their artwork is to be displayed at the Mall Galleries and Lloyds Register Gallery in London in February and March 2016.
Nationally 89 schools submitted art work, with only 22 pieces selected for the exhibitions.
All the paintings submitted by pupils at Sheffield schools will be displayed at the Sheffield Young Artists A-Level Exhibition at Sheffield’s Town Hall on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 16, from 10am-4pm.
There will be over 60 works of art on display, from 10 secondary schools and colleges. As part of the event local artists in residence will display their work and discuss techniques. The two-day display forms part of the annual Sheffield Young Artists programme of exhibitions, which traditionally feature around 1,000 pictures from over 60 schools.
Ken Marshall, of the Rotary Club of Abbeydale, said: “Annually, all Sheffield schools are invited to submit pictures.
“All these activities and successes highlight the considerable talent of our children and justifies the
claim that Sheffield is the city of excellence for children’s art.”
At the Town Hall exhibition on December 15, students interested in art and design are invited to a careers networking session from 4pm-6pm to find out about opportunities.