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Success for Rose in Bowes Museum art competition

07 July 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Congratulations to Rose Jury, in Year 9, who is a winner in Bowes Museum’s ‘Portraits Through Objects’ competition.  Rose’s stunning photograph, titled ‘The Peaceful Outdoors’,  is a composition of carefully selected objects inspired by nature and the seashore, which will now take pride of place at an exhibition at the Museum later in the year.

Rose said of her entry: “I decided to take inspiration from the seashore and the Lake District when putting my photo together, as both places are where I have lots of good memories and are places that I love to go to. I think that the sea and the Lakes are beautiful so wanted to include aspects of those places in my photograph, along with some other objects that are important to me and show different parts of my personality and interests. I am extremely pleased that I have been selected as one of the winners and that others liked my photo.”

Mrs James, Lead Teacher for Art, said: “Rose is a highly creative student who spends hours crafting the standard of her pieces when she works. She has produced some excellent outcomes throughout the year and this photographic piece is beautifully composed and carefully considered in every aspect. The attention to detail and the range of objects Rose has used to portray her character is really impressive for a student of her age.”

Rose’s photograph will be exhibited online on the Young People section of the Bowes Museum website and will also be displayed in the Museum, when it reopens following its closure during the lockdown.

The competition was set for Year 9 GCSE Art students as part of lockdown, linking with their portrait coursework. Students were encouraged to enter their photographs on the theme of ‘Portraits Through Objects’ in the age 13-16 age category.  Further information about the competition is on the Museum’s website HERE

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