Exhibition of works of art by sovereign students |
Voting for one of the island’s biggest student art prizes will end next week.
The Sovereign Student Art Prize 2019 is currently presenting the finalists for the prestigious art competition at the Youth Arts Center on Kensington Road and asking people to join us and help choose the winner from the popular vote of the public.
The annual competition, organized by the international financial group Sovereign, invites each school and high school to submit the work of their best students for prizes, and this year 12 very different works of art are on display.
There are two grand prizes on offer, the winner of the best play, decided by a jury, and the winner of the audience’s favorite play both receiving prizes of Â£ 1,000, with a further prize of Â£ 1,500 being awarded to schools of the two winners.
The finalists receive a prize of Â£ 500, of which Â£ 750 goes to school.
The jury is made up of some of the biggest names in the Manx art scene, including Anna Clucas, Jeremy Paul, Eve Adams and Maureen Kennaugh.
Organizer Sandy Koh, of the Sovereign Group, said they had placed the exhibit at the Youth Arts Center because they wanted to help raise the profile of the Youth Arts Isle of Man charity.
âThey do an amazing job, and their main goal is to support the YAC with their work, their clubs and their societies, such as Art Tank, the Soundcheck music project and their various drama groups, some of which can be as cheap as Â£ 2 to participate, âsaid Sandy.
The exhibition runs until Monday, November 18, and votes can be cast by then, either in person or through the Sovereign Art Prize’s Facebook page or the Art Foundation‘s website.
âThis year we have a wide range of work, including a cutting edge political piece, a beautiful landscape and lots of portraits,â Sandy said.
âThis is the first time that we also submit architectural works and also for the first time this year we have a 3D sculpture.
âThe sculpture must be seen in real life, as it is difficult to get the same appreciation by looking at a photo online. “
The winners will be announced at a special event on Monday, December 9.
More information is available on the sovereignartfoundation.com website
by Mike Wade
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