Last term, a number of the Shells created pictures to be considered for the Young Art Oxford exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum. The theme was “The world in which we live”. Two Shells had successful entries and both won prizes. Yuhan Yan won third prize and Patrick Clegg was awarded a commendation.
The exhibition is an annual art show open to all Oxfordshire schools. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known artists and to exhibit at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum. The money raised from the sale of the pictures goes to Cancer Research UK. It is an enormously popular show and this year there were around 3,400 entries. Of these, only 500 were selected by a panel of judges, including the Ruskin School of Art. The two boys attended the Private View of the exhibition on May 4th and enjoyed seeing their work on display in the impressive surroundings of the museum.