Students celebrate Arts Awards

Published on: 
5 November 2019

THG welcomed students from Honiton Community College to receive their Bronze Arts Awards.

The Arts Award scheme aims to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts and is managed by Trinity College London and Arts Council England.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) encouraged and facilitated the school to run the arts award programme. This is the first time the scheme has been introduced to students at the College. Thanks to a generous grant of £250 from Honiton Arts Society (NADFAS,) the pupils were able to undertake two workshops as the first step of their Arts Award. During the workshops at the gallery, the group created an artwork with renowned paper artist Sophia Clist. They created paper sculptures in response to the exhibition On Paper - an Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition. These artworks were then exhibited in THG’s exhibition Paper Play (25 May – 22 June). 

5 students achieved the Bronze award : Amelia Ford, Aleisha Offer-Hoar, Hannah Empson, Sarah Patch and Maicey Bennett.

Lady Anne Boles, Chair of Honiton Arts Society presented the awards and said,

‘I would like congratulate the pupils on their Bronze Award and Honiton Community College and Thelma Hulbert Gallery for giving them the opportunity to achieve this award. At NADFAS, now known as the Honiton Arts Society, we are extremely happy to help young artists grow and extend their art knowledge, particularly as art is getting squeezed out of school curriculums. We hope the Arts Award will inspire a lasting pleasure and lifelong interest in art for these pupils.”