The Community Art Works Guernsey exhibition launched last night at a packed private viewing in the Inner Market Street St Peter Port.
Those enjoying the hospitality were all eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners, who received once in a lifetime prizes, made possible through Deutsche Banks exceptional connections within the art world globally.
The winner of the under 18s category was 13 year old Ladies College student Charlotte Thompson, who produced a beautiful pencil drawing of a violinist. She will receive a trip to London encompassing a visit to the Deutsche Bank headquarters to view some of the art in the collection, followed by lunch at the Saatchi Gallery where her work will be on display. She will also take in the Tate Modern and a West End show as part of her trip.
The winner of the over 18s category was Monika Drabot, from the Guernsey College of Further Education who produced a framed work by setting fire to her canvas. She will be heading off for a week long internship at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin where she will gain an insight into the day to day running of the museum, and also receive a general overview of Deutsche Bank’s art activities.
The runners up in each category were awarded a cash prize as well as the opportunity to undertake a 3 day work placement with creative agency The Potting Shed. Here they will gain first hand experience of working in a creative profession. In the under 18s category the judges awarded two runners up prizes. One to Erin Cottell, and one to Frances Heaume, both of Ladies College. In the over 18s category, the winner was Grammar School sixth form centre student, Joshua Moore.
The work will be on display until the 11th May at the Inner Market Street in St Peter Port.