Shortlisted Young Gwent artist of the year work ready for display
2:02pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
THE FIRST-round of judging has taken place and now the shortlisted artworks are heading to the Riverfront Theatre to go on show to the public.
As ever the Young Gwent Artist of the Year competition, attracted a diverse range of entries from children of all ages and in all styles.
There were sculptures, water colours, and oil-painting, portraits, landscapes and more abstract work.
All in al,l another great showcase of the talented young people in Gwent.
Judges from sponsors the University of South Wales, Newport City Council's art department and the Argus selected their shortlist of 54 works.
These will now all go on display at the Riverfront from October 26 until November 23, 2013. The works will be displayed not in the gallery but on the Riverfront's first floor mezzanine.
Andm in a new development this yearm any visitors to the exhibition will be able to choose their favourite work and nominate it for a special award.
Once all the votes are counted the piece of work will be named as Gallery Visitors Favourite.
"We just wanted to add an extra dimension this year, said Argus deputy editor Nicole Garnon.
"We will still have our overall winner chosen by the judges and the winners and runners-up in the different age categories but just though this would allow visitors to the exhibition to also have their say."
And she added: "Once again the standard was very high, not just in terms of technique but also in the wide range of ideas."
The winners will be announced at a special presentation evening, the date of which is yet to be fixed.
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