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Mon 11th December 2017
Young Artist Competition at Weston Park

The Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border, has its annual Young Artist Competition currently on display.

The competition is generously sponsored by the Shrewsbury based fine art auction house, Halls, with the winning school receiving up to £200, and the children receiving art materials. The competition comprises two separate classes for primary and secondary students.

With well over 100 entries, the competition has been fiercely competitive this year, with schools across the region entering creative students’ most impressive works of art.
In view of Weston Park’s involvement in the James Paine 300 celebrations in 2017 and the Woodland Trust’s Charter Mark, children in primary and secondary education have created artworks on the theme of either ‘Architecture and Buildings’ or ‘Trees’.

Many of the works have been paintings and drawings, whilst collage and sculptural pieces have also been entered demonstrating a great variety in the entries.

Amongst the works of art is a fantastic life-size tree created by Gnosall St Lawrence Primary Academy who worked together to create a tree sculpture called ‘Our Magic Value Tree’.

The children’s work will be on display throughout December until the New Year. Judging will take place on Wednesday 6th December and the winners will be announced thereafter, with the prize-giving due to take place in early January.

The Granary Art Gallery is open 11am-4pm every day (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day)