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The Art Exhibition

First Place

'View thru window'

by Charlotte Evers, Cirencester College

Art & Design Winner

"Very strong image leading the viewer into and through the picture and out beyond. Looks like a very clever concept of being able to change the view through the window. Very well thought out. Especially like the idea of the view through the window during this time of lockdown which is all many of us will see."

Tessa Campbell-Fraser

"This is a beautifully constructed piece involving two highly skilled paintings, but also a very well thought-out concept. We were drawn in by this piece and its environmental message."

Val & Martin Adamson

"I'd like to visit this house – looks wonderful."

Lady Bathurst

Second Place

'Black Lives Matter'

by Ella McClenahan, Chipping Campden School

Art & Design Winner

"Good portrait and cleverly thought out art work capturing the feeling of the world right now."

Tessa Campbell-Fraser

"What a wonderful triptych. Firstly, the portraits are beautifully drawn in a simple medium. We particularly love the American Indian. Although drawing on maps is not a new concept, here it has been used to specific effect to place the portraits in their lands and the controlling of the colour and pattern coming through is a great addition to the texture of the piece. It is a reaction to the moment, but it also shows history giving the piece more depth than if it was of Floyd alone. We assume it has been created in a relatively short time for this competition. A stand-out piece. Congratulations!"

Val & Martin Adamson

"I think that this student should strongly consider an Art Foundation course as a stepping stone after leaving school. In many ways knowing that this is an option could be the most important thing that I could advise."

George Butler

Joint Third Place

'Biotica'

by Ben Waldron, Cirencester College

Art & Design Winner

"This is simply amazing. The thought – the design – the flow of the building – I hope this is one day built. It’s astonishingly elegant and brings nature and design hand-in-hand. And, extremely well presented."

Lady Bathurst

"Exciting and innovative and thoroughly researched."

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

"Beautiful organic building that I would love to see made."

Tessa Campbell Fraser

Joint Third Place

'Surreal Painting'

by Caitlin Turner, Burford School

Art & Design Winner

"I think that this student should strongly consider an Art Foundation course as a stepping stone after leaving school. In many ways knowing that this is an option could be the most important thing that I could advise."

George Butler

"Very alluring for the world thought our composition. Gives you plenty to look at. Well done!"

Tessa Campbell Fraser

"Excellently and elegantly delivered with a wonderful appreciation for composition."

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

"Very thought provoking and stunning work."

Lady Bathurst

Highly Commended

'The Box'

by Benjamin Latham, Cirencester College

Art & Design Highly Commended

"Very accomplished bit of design and craftsmanship. Beautifully made. Well done!"

Tessa Campbell Fraser

"As a maker myself, this piece really stood out from the crowd, as I can appreciate how much work went into its creation. You demonstrate a great level of skill and the piece is beautifully executed. Well done!"

Martin Adamson

"The work that has gone into this piece is extraordinary. It’s an antique of the future."

Lady Bathurst

Highly Commended

'Green Mountain Lake/Squirrel'

by Ben Harwood, Chipping Campden School

Art & Design Highly Commended

"Detailed painting that creates a wonderful sense of calm. Well done!"

Tessa Campbell Fraser

"There is wonderful detailing in this piece. We love the way light has been captured on the tail."

Val & Martin Adamson

"I loved this one. I wanted to go and sit by that lake and the reflections were beautiful."

Lady Bathurst

Highly Commended

'Mutated Fungus'

by Isabella Crovetto, Cirencester College

Art & Design Highly Commended

"What a wonderfully glamorous sculpture of degradation. I would literally have it on my coffee table."

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

"This piece evokes a magical feel of other worldliness. Beautifully created showing great skill, but also thought provoking on an environmental level."

Val & Martin Adamson

Commended

'Photo Collage'

by Peter Gardiner, Marling School

Art & Design Commended

Commended

'Two fierce faces'

by Tom Mundy, Stroud College

Art & Design Commended

Commended

'Cheetah Face'

by Kimberley Adcock, Abbey Park School

Art & Design Commended

"Extraordinarily sophisticated and arresting. Kimberley has huge potential for a role in the advertising industry." 
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Commended

'Butterfly & Flowers'

by Hattie Price, The Cotswold School

Art & Design Commended

"An incredibly arresting image with immediacy and glamour."
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Commended

'Ballerina puppet'

by Eloise Winand, Winchcombe Secondary

Art & Design Commended

Commended

'Window thinking'

by Niamh Scott, Cirencester College

Art & Design Commended

"The format of this photo caught our eye – very evocative of being ‘shut in’. We found the monotone with the touch of green below the line of the windowsill very poignant."
Val & Martin Adamson

Commended

'Simpsons/Bugs Bunny'

by Jago Gourlay, The Cotswold School

Art & Design Commended

"Great fun play on classic images brought into the 21st century. Very well done!"
Tessa Campbell-Fraser

Commended

'Coronavirus/Bird'

by Esme Brown, Bournside

Art & Design Commended

During lockdown, drawing was the only fun thing I could do without leaving the house. I thought it would be interesting to draw an image of what lockdown meant to me.

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"We loved the drama of this piece and the imagery of past and present, combined with great skill."
Val & Martin Adamson

Commended

'Faces'

by Lizzie Bye, Cirencester College

Art & Design Commended

"Very hard composition to paint. Well observed and well tackled."
Val & Martin Adamson

"This artist has some real talent and has captured her sitter incredibly well. He looks fun!"
Lady Bathurst

Commended

'Face/Rose'

by Layla Jordan, Sir William Romney

Art & Design Commended

"Very strong image and framing in the picture. Very thought-provoking. Well done!"
Tessa Campbell-Fraser

Commended

'Giraffe'

by Jamie Lord, The Cotswold School

Art & Design Commended

"Lovely use of materials to give a strong feel of the animal’s hide. Very sympathetically created. Well done!"
Tessa Campbell-Fraser

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