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Youth Arts Exhibition 2018

Youth Arts Exhibition 2018

01 February 2018 - 24 March 2018

Sunderland Youth Arts Exhibition 2018

The Sunderland Youth Arts Exhibition 2018 is now open at Arts Centre Washington until 24 March.

Young people aged 11 to 20 from the Sunderland and Washington area were invited to submit their artwork to be displayed in the exhibition.

This year the arts centre received over 170 entries including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography from schools, youth groups and individuals from all over the city.

A special preview of the exhibition was held at Arts Centre Washington on the 31 January 6 - 8pm when the winners were announced by the Right Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Doris MacKnight.

The exhibition was judged by an independent panel comprising of Frank Styles (Artist), Barrie West (Artist) and Dean Turnbull (Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art).   

There were two categories 11 – 14 years and 15 – 20 years,  five winners were announced in the younger age category and six in the older.  The exhibition is part of the city’s highly acclaimed Young Achievers Awards which is now in its 24th year. Each winner will be recognised at this year’s awards ceremony at the Stadium of Light.

The winners are:

11 - 14
Thomas Bellfield - Farringdon Community Academy

Rachel Hughes - Farringdon Community Academy

Louisa Stimpson - Venerable Bede CE Academy

Kyra Sidhu - St Robert of Newminster

Grace Bentley - Houghton Kepier


15 – 20

Laura Giles - Southmoor Academy

Amy Usher - St Robert of Newminster

Joseph Ridley - St Robert of Newminster

Shannon Evans - Southmoor Academy

Arun Nair - St Aidens Catholic Academy 6th Form

Kiera Simpson - Southmoor Academy

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