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Young Art Oxford 2017

Congratulations to Anna B, whose work has been chosen to be exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum, as part of this year's Young Art Oxford competition.

'Young Art Oxford is an annual art exhibition open to all Oxfordshire schools with children from any year between Reception to Year 9. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists to have their work judged by well known professionals and artists and to exhibit at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum.

Young Art Oxford is a chance for children, who enjoy art, to help other children of their own age who are suffering from cancer.  

The concept of Young Art Oxford is simple. It is run by volunteers and the overheads are minimal, ensuring that  all the money raised goes to Cancer Research UK and more specifically towards their research into finding cures and improving treatments for childhood cancers.

The first Young Art Oxford exhibition was held in 2008, based upon the model set up in London in 1988. Since then, around £90,000 has been raised for Cancer Research UK and the number of Oxfordshire schools participating has risen from 16 to 48. In 2016, there were around 3000 entries and 516 of these were selected by a panel of judges for the exhibition which took place at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum.

Young Art is a fantastic opportunity for children to be recognised and feel good about their artistic abilities. Both teachers and parents regularly comment on the tremendous boost to a child’s confidence that is gained as a result of being selected and seeing his or her art on the wall of a professional gallery, as well as being made into a lovely postcard or a beautiful canvas.'

 


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