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Open art competition will showcase St Helens' young talent
5:14pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
ARTS leaders hope a new competition for schoolchildren will showcase some of the brightest talent in the town.
St Helens Council is launching the visual open art contest for young people up to the age of 16.
It follows the major success of the open art exhibition for adults, which has cemented its place on the town’s arts landscape.
The local authority says there has been significant growth in St Helens’ creative scene in recent years and believes tapping into talent at a younger age will boost it further.
It is free to enter and welcomes any form of artwork, including drawing, glass, textiles, sculpture, painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography and digital media.
Organisers hope it will attract some stunning images.
A council spokeswoman said: “The competition is the perfect platform to encourage children and young people to not only get involved but to draw attention to their talents.”
Selected works of young people from across the borough will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition in The Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery in The World of Glass, Chalon Way.
Entries can be submitted between Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 15, 9am – 4pm at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School.
The exhibition will run from March 23 to May 18.
More information at www.sthelens.gov.uk/arts