Pupils at independent day and boarding school LVS Ascot, on London Road, Ascot, are celebrating after two of the school’s budding young artists won awards in the Independent Schools Association’s London West Art Competition.
Year 13 student, Evelyn Chen, won the Key Stage 5 drawing competition with her pencil study, and Abhishek Gurung scooped first place for his evening dress in the Key Stage 5 textiles category. Abhishek has since graduated and is now studying at the London College of Fashion.
London West is one of seven Independent Schools Association (ISA) regions across the UK, and Evelyn and Abhishek’s work will now be submitted to the National Finals, which are usually held in conjunction with the ISA’s Annual Autumn Study Conference, but this year will take place online in February 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Speaking on behalf of the school, Principal Christine Cunniffe, commented; “It’s fantastic to see our student work recognised again for its excellence. The Art department goes from strength to strength with pupils graduating onto prestigious Art colleges and universities. We are extremely proud of Evelyn and Abhishek and we’re backing their outstanding pieces to go all the way at the nationals.”
ISA Art Coordinator, Joel Wareing, added; “We were overwhelmed by the quality of the work across the London West region this year, and we are delighted to announce Evelyn and Abhishek as the respective winners of their categories and wish them all the best in the national competition.”
The ISA’s National Art Competition is held annually and enables independent schools to showcase their pupils’ art and for teachers to share best practice and ideas. Categories cover different age groups and genres, from 2D art, through to fashion and photography.