Bedford’s youngest artists celebrated at tonight’s Harpur Belief Digital Artwork Competitors Awards

Harpur Trust art competition

Harpur Trust art competition
by Felicity at Edith Cavell Major

Bedford schoolchildren’s perspective of Bedford is within the body this night, at a digital awards ceremony marking the tip of this yr’s Harpur Belief Colleges’ Artwork Competitors.

From 6pm tonight (Thursday), the awards shall be streamed on the Harpur Belief web site and on Fb.

This night, the organisers may also announce a hyperlink to the digital exhibition of all of the entries.

The native charity launched its third competitors final Summer time, with the theme ‘The Cloth of Bedford’.

The competitors was open to all colleges throughout the borough and 31 major and secondary colleges signed up without cost workshops with the Belief’s staff of Visiting Artists.

With the deadline for submission simply days after lockdown, many faculties went the additional mile to get their work in.

Nonetheless, the restrictions over the summer season meant the exhibition on the Higgins Bedford needed to be cancelled.

Sarah Elam, who manages the Belief’s group occasions programmes defined, “With all of the challenges offered by Covid this yr, we had been decided that the pupils who’ve participated within the competitors would nonetheless get to see their work displayed and obtain the accolade they deserve.

“So while we haven’t been in a position to provide our ordinary exhibition on the Higgins, the nice benefit in going surfing is that pupils’ work will be shared far and vast with family and friends.

“The awards occasion is being filmed in a method that actually embraces and displays the world of digital actuality and I’m so excited by the creativity that has emerged out of necessity.

“While aimed on the pupils, I do know it will likely be an gratifying and entertaining occasion for everybody watching.”

The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, The Excessive Sheriff and the Mayor are simply among the particular friends who shall be presenting the prizes in the course of the 30 minute occasion.

The Artwork Competitors takes place each two years and has concerned 52 colleges because it started in 2016 as a part of the charity’s 450th anniversary celebrations.

Along with working the visiting artist workshop programme, the Belief additionally funds workshops for academics delivered by native artists and offering a variety of strategies and concepts utilizing retailer cabinet and foraged supplies.

Tune in to www.harpurtrust.org.uk/awards on the evening, or watch stay on Fb.

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