Awards ceremony for talented young artists at Art with a Heart in Altrincham

Messenger Newspapers: Left to Right: Katie Leigh, Jennifer Jamieson and Jess Parker Left to Right: Katie Leigh, Jennifer Jamieson and Jess Parker

THE winners of the Trafford Schools Open Art Exhibition were announced on Monday. The event was organised by Art With A Heart, the arts centre for the community on Shaws Road in Altrincham. A total of seven schools took part, including Altrincham College of Arts, Altrincham Girls Grammar School, Loreto Grammar School, Sale Grammar School, Trafford College, Urmston Grammar School and Wellington School. Hobbycraft sponored the event which saw participants walk away with various prizes, including up to £1,000 worth of art materials. The space has attracted more than 6,000 visitors since it first opened its doors in September last year and Margaret Norris of Altrincham Society of Artists and Maddie Stocker, the exhibition’s curator, were among the judges. The resultts were as follows: Alternative Media Award - Katie Leigh for My Dad. Painting Award - Jennifer Jamieson for Victory. Inspired by Heritage Award - Jess Parker for Flower of the Eternal Sleep. Hobbycraft Award - Maria Neocieous for Craving A Cupcake? Visitors Choice 1st - Katie Leigh for My Dad. Visitors Choice 2nd - Jennifer Jamieson for The Eagle. Visitors Choice 3rd - Rhiannon Wright for Marissa. Selectors Award for the Trafford School - Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Caption - Pictured left to right are winners Katie Leigh, Jennifer Jamieson and Jess Parker.

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2:48pm Thu 24 Jan 13

HenryM says...

Just managed to catch this exhibition before it closed and was impressed by the quality and creativity.

I am told this is the last of the exhibitions and events for the community in this excellent venue, which enlivens Shaws Rd between the Market and George St in Altrincham. It seems to have only just got going and to be just what the changing high street needs - but now it is gone. Now there is nowehere in the whole area for similar large exhibitions by local people.
Just managed to catch this exhibition before it closed and was impressed by the quality and creativity. I am told this is the last of the exhibitions and events for the community in this excellent venue, which enlivens Shaws Rd between the Market and George St in Altrincham. It seems to have only just got going and to be just what the changing high street needs - but now it is gone. Now there is nowehere in the whole area for similar large exhibitions by local people. HenryM
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3:40am Fri 25 Jan 13

den the men says...

how can they call it "Trafford schools open art exhibition" when it was only Sale and Alty schools invited ?
how can they call it "Trafford schools open art exhibition" when it was only Sale and Alty schools invited ? den the men
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11:53am Fri 25 Jan 13

HenryM says...

The posters and publicity show it was open to all Trafford Schools and as the article says, Urmston, Wellington and Altrincham College of Arts (situated in Timperley) plus Trafford College (in Broadheath area) all submitted work and some were awarded prizes.

It seemed to me like a great opportunity for the students to display their work in a gallery setting open to the general public, rather than a school. Pity you missed it.
The posters and publicity show it was open to all Trafford Schools and as the article says, Urmston, Wellington and Altrincham College of Arts (situated in Timperley) plus Trafford College (in Broadheath area) all submitted work and some were awarded prizes. It seemed to me like a great opportunity for the students to display their work in a gallery setting open to the general public, rather than a school. Pity you missed it. HenryM
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6:26pm Sat 26 Jan 13

RJones55 says...

was impressed by the photographic exhibition before chrismas, but very disappointed to find it closed (when the flier said it would be open) both times i tried to take friends there between christmas and new year.
was impressed by the photographic exhibition before chrismas, but very disappointed to find it closed (when the flier said it would be open) both times i tried to take friends there between christmas and new year. RJones55
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