A recent Framlingham College school leaver was awarded first prize in a regional art exhibition this September – with three more Framlingham pupils (both former and current) winning coveted awards.
The creative talent of a selected group of last year’s Year 13s and current Sixth Form pupils was honoured during the annual artEast exhibition, with four Framlingham stars scooping awards in best 3D & Mixed Media, Highly Commended and best overall categories.
Hand selected by Director of Art, Sue Tansley; the pupils were chosen to exhibit alongside some of the established artists at Framdsen Hall Barn, as part of a dedicated school element to showcase the incredible talent of young artists and sculptures from local independent schools.
Former Year 13 pupil, Maria S, won the best overall first prize for the school entries after impressing the judges with her incredible portrait of her grandfather. Specialising in portraiture, Maria’s photorealism was truly magical, and captivated the tiniest details to perfection. As part of her prize, Maria will attend a bespoke art class at London Fine Art Studios.
In the 3D & Mixed Media category, fellow recent Framlingham College leaver, Maddie B claimed the runner up spot. Maddie created a layered pin board style image which took 30 hours to complete. The piece comprised of two portraits – one in focus and one deliberately out of focus. Maddie then meticulously shaped hundreds of small pieces from the in-focus portrait which were layered and pinned against the out of focus image. Resulting in a truly mesmerising piece of portrait art.
Two pupils were also recognised in the Highly Commended category.
Amber D demonstrated her mastery through multiple mediums of artwork, by creating a 3-D sculpture before translating it onto a painted 2-D form.
Thea W showcased precision and impeccable attention to detail using a scalpel to create this piece. Thea nearly walked away with more than just an award, after interest was made by someone who wanted to buy Thea’s work.
The brainchild of Georgina Barclay and Henny Palmer-Tomkinson, this particular element of this year’s artEast exhibition aims to showcase a body of student work alongside the established professionals.
Since launching artEast in 2019, they now hold a variety of exciting and engaging exhibitions across East Anglia, including specialised pop ups, the Cambridge Art Fair, the EA Festival as well as seasonal shows.