Bexhill Academy student Amy Streets won a trophy after her generation spanning drawing impressed at an exhibition of GCSE artwork.
The new trophy comes from Bexhill Lions and will be presented annually to the student who receives most votes from the visitors on the night.
The Academy’s recent exhibition of artwork by their GCSE students was attended by over 100 people who each had the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece of art.
Amy’s beautiful drawing of a baby’s feet cradled in hands gained the most votes.
Amy explained: “The piece is called apart and Together - the hands and feet represent “together” and “apart” is reflected in the age difference.”
Amy will continue to develop her skills while studying A-level art at Bexhill College. She says she is not sure what she will finish up doing but would love to spend time at Madame Tussauds creating wax models.
Bexhill Lions Youth Committee Chairman, Paul Fleming, who presented the trophy to Amy, said that Bexhill Academy is a keen supporter of the Lions Peace Poster Competition and that he was pleased to further develop this relationship by making the trophy available.
Quintin Carver Carpenter, Lead Practitioner of Art and Design at the Academy, said he was delighted by the number of people who had come to view the exhibition and very pleased with the high quality of work from the students, which included both course work and examination pieces. The latter being designed, drafted and produced in two sessions of five hours each on different days.
He thanked the department’s staff for their hard work and the support and encouragement they offer to all the students.
He went on to thank Bexhill Lions Club for sponsoring this new Lions Art Award which recognises artistic and creative talent.
Lions President Richard Winrow responded by saying that the skills demonstrated by the students could be applied to a wide range of areas in the future,including design, illustration, media, communications and marketing. He wished them every success in their future.
To see more pieces of artwork from the Bexhill Academy exhibition visit www.bexhill-lions.org click on “about us” “gallery” then Flickr link.