International Festival of Business Mayoral Art Competition
In conjunction with Liverpool Vision, Curious Minds supported the Mayoral Art Competition that drew submissions from schools across the city.
The competition invited children aged three and upwards to creatively interpret the theme ‘Liverpool – Global City’.
The five categories were from early years across all the key stages and these were won by Barlows Primary School, Bishop Martin Primary school, St Michael-in the Hamlet Primary School, Cardinal Heenan Secondary School and Liverpool College. The judges-Lucy Byrne from dot-art, Sophie Green artist and illustrator and Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool said the work was of a very high standard.
The prize winners were announced at a ceremony on the 5th June at the Museum of Liverpool and Mayor Joe Anderson was in attendance to present the prizes. Winning entries were exhibited in the Museum in an exhibition called “Looking Outwards” from that date until the end of term.
Curious Minds brokered the prizes which was 5 days of professional artist time and materials for the winning school. Staff and pupils decided what type of artist they would like to work with and what their project should be. It proved a great success in engaging a number of pupils in making art and working with an artist.
Depicted are Dominique (KS2 winner and Asha highly commended) from St Michaels. As year 6 pupils they wanted to leave a legacy and these works created with environmental artist Tim Pugh will be mounted in the school grounds.