The Art Department was thrilled when two pieces of work were selected for prizes in this year’s Sixth Form Art Competition at The Arts Society, North Bedfordshire. The competition was open to all schools in the area, each school being able to enter three works. The judges for the competition were Tom Perret, Curator at the Higgins Museum in Bedford, the artist Hannah Coombes and the sculptor Alex Chinneck.

At the prize giving on Tuesday 27th June, Lower Sixth student Dominic Blore was awarded a Highly Commended for his intaglio self-portrait print which the judges considered ‘technically excellent’. For his self-portrait painting ‘Aura’ (featured), Christian Noble, also Lower Sixth, was awarded joint third prize, impressing the judges with his ‘good understanding of form, technical competence, important and timely message, courage and accompanying powerful statement to support the painting’. Congratulations to both boys.

The exhibition of all works included in the competition takes place at the John Bunyan Museum from 4th to 15th July.

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