12 March 2019
Talented young artists from across Worcestershire and beyond recently displayed their work at the annual Junior Schools’ Art Exhibition, hosted by Malvern St James Girls’ School (MSJ). The exhibition brought together pupils from 13 schools – Abberley Hall School, Airthrie School, Berkhampstead School, The Bluecoat School, Bosbury CofE Primary School, The Croft Preparatory School, The Downs Malvern, The Elms School, Hatherop Castle, Malvern St James Girls’ School, The Richard Pate School, Stratford Preparatory School and Suckley School.
The standard of work was extremely high and included family portraits, aboriginal art, paintings inspired by famous artists and 3D work including pottery rabbits, clay work based on the Ancient Greeks, a colourful wire dragonfly and a striking installation based on Oliver Jeffers’s book, Lost and Found, complete with the boy, his penguin, a bright umbrella and a sea of hand-felted fish.
MSJ was thrilled to welcome renowned Worcester-based artist Karen Stone as this year’s Exhibition Judge, who chose winners in each category (Reception to Year 8). The winner of the ‘Best in Exhibition’ prize was Kirsty Thomson from The Croft Preparatory School, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Kirsty’s winning work of art was a charcoal pieced entitled Still Life.
Mrs Olivera Raraty, MSJ’s Headmistress said, “The Junior School’s Art Exhibition was a huge success and we were delighted that over 300 people came to see the artwork on display. It was so inspiring and encouraging to see all that talent and we hope that the event will inspire all the children who visited to embrace their creativity.”