The annual Anna Airy Award Exhibition showcases the wealth of emerging artistic talent among young people in the local area between the ages of 16 and 23. ✨🎨
Tomi O, a previous art scholar who left RHS in 2023, was announced as the overall winner for her painting ‘Jump’, receiving a prize of £100 from the Ipswich Art Society. Congratulations Tomi!👩🎨
Well done also to Tallulah I and Kate C for receiving RHS 'Star Student' awards.
Currently on display at the University of Suffolk until December 4, the exhibition is a fantastic showcase of the creativity in our local area.
Harriet Barber, Head of Art at RHS, comments, "With over 100 works on display from schools in the region, the standard this year was extremely high. Visiting the exhibition is always a treat, but this year I have been particularly impressed with the works on display. We are really proud of Tomi's achievement. As one of our art scholars, Tomi worked extremely hard on developing her art practice and it was wonderful to see her work alongside our other pupils’ and so many strong artworks from other schools."
Tomi, who is currently studying at the University of Birmingham, responded to the news; "I am so grateful for the opportunity to have my work entered into the exhibition, and obviously delighted that my painting was picked for first prize!"