The Stormont Awards 2019 entries have been chosen!

A massive congratulations to Daisy, Year 8, for being selected as Key Stage Three winner and another massive congratulations to Amy, Year 9, for second place. The judges said it was a hard pick and they were extremely impressed and inspired by the entries they received.

There was a brilliant turn out at the gallery on Saturday and they will be exhibited until Saturday 25th January at the Rye Art Gallery.

The Stormont Awards 2019

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The aim of the Stormont Awards Art Competition is to encourage students in local Primary Schools to engage in a fun and creative way with visual art under the guidance of their art teachers.  The making of the work therefore fits into the school curriculum naturally and is not dependent on home and parents.

There are prizes of art materials both for the winners in the different age groups and for their schools.  You can see a list of last year's competition and winners by going to the menu and clicking Stormont Awards 2018.

Trustee Kate van der Pump is the organiser and is in contact with the seven schools which have entered:  Beckley, Peasmarsh, Playden, Winchelsea, Northiam, Rye Community and the lower school of Rye College.  The children are working during the autumn term 2019 and the Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 11th January 2020 at 2.00pm in the Gallery.  Cllr Rebekah Gilbert, Deputy Mayor of Rye, will be presenting the prizes.

The Judges are professionals.  They are artist Matt Hardman, sculptor Guy Portelli, Vice President of the Royal Society of British Artists, and Jane Fenn, Director of Rye Art Gallery.

Financial Support and Sponsorship.  We are enormously grateful to Kate Sims and the Trustees of Rye Community Shop for believing in this initiative and funding us with a grant to undertake the competition.  Equally we are grateful for the sponsorship of Nick Moon at ArtWrite, our local art materials and office supplies shop which has donated an extra award.

We hope you will come to see the Exhibition on 11th - 26th January 2020 when the Gallery walls will be full of MONSTERS!