Monmouthshire comp's artwork features on Saatchi website

Free Press Series: Monmouth Comprehensive have entered into an international art competition – the Saatchi gallery school art competition.  Pictured are competition entrants (left to right) Ani Steel, Alice Gable, and Ben Warmington from Year 11 with a wall full of th Monmouth Comprehensive have entered into an international art competition – the Saatchi gallery school art competition. Pictured are competition entrants (left to right) Ani Steel, Alice Gable, and Ben Warmington from Year 11 with a wall full of th

ARTISTIC pupils at Monmouth Comprehensive have had their work exhibited on an online Saatchi Gallery.

Twenty three pupils from the school aged between 13 and 18-years-old had been entered into the international art competition, the Saatchi Gallery Schools Art Prize in partnership with the Deutsche Bank.

Janet Chaplin, art teacher, said: "We have previously entered into the Royal Academy of Arts competition and have been shortlisted ever year we've entered. We entered a lot of key stage 3 an 4 into this competition.

"The pupils are all very talented. It's great exposure for them."

Twenty seven pieces were submitted to the competition which includes portraits of David Bowie and Benedict Cumberbatch. The school didn't make the shortlist of twenty pieces of artwork which included schools from Dubai and Hong Kong.

The winner's school will receive £10,000 towards their art department and £2,000 to the winning pupil to be spent on art and computer equipment. To view all the pupils art work visit www.saatchigallery.com

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