Year 9 art students have been part of a term long project to create cards. Students met twice a week during tutor time to work on their designs, which were finally sent off to be printed.
Well done to Leonie Richards, Emily Kilgannon, Natalie Chehal, Liberty King, Ellie Hodsden, Holly Bouchard, Lauren Fisher, Kayleigh Parker and Olivia Jones.
Welling School’s alTURNERtive Prize was announced on Tuesday night during an evening event in the Berwick Road Gallery at Welling School. The winner was Kelly Loi for her original video installation. The Popular Prize, voted by Year 7 students was awarded to Habibat Alabi for her stunning self -portrait.
On the night we welcomed along artist Emma McNally who presented the awards. She commended the students for their exciting work, which displayed artistic maturity beyond their years. The award was judged by Deputy Head, Mr Pett, alongside art teacher Miss Taylor and Emily Druiff, who is curator of the art gallery Peckham Platform.
The alTURNERtive Prize is Welling School’s well established award, which is now in its fourteenth consecutive year. Every year 12 talented students are nominated to present their artwork. This year’s nominated students were Habibat Alabi, Chloe Clements, Luc Crossley, Shanie Frater, Khushi Gurung, Edward Hanson, Nathan Hogben, Jasmine Lecomber, Kelly loi, Taylor Lyttleton, Maia Pavey and Cray Smith. Find out more about the nominees here …
In the run up to the alTURNERtive Prize Press Gang members Jeremy Fosten, Olivia Corley and Megan Newman interviewed a selection of our nominees.
Listen in for insights on what they think of the art curriculum as well as their inspirations!
First up is Cray Smith, interviewed by Jeremy Fosten.
Khushi Gurung interviewed by Jeremy Fosten
Lastly, Luc Crossley and Edward Hanson are interviewed by Jeremy Fosten.
All photographs by Olivia Corley.