Leighton House Museum Schools Art Competition

Leighton House Museum Schools Art Competition and Exhibition 2013 comes to Kensington Central Library

This week is Leighton House Museum’s 14th annual Schools Art Competition and Exhibition.  It celebrates work produced within schools in the Royal Borough and aims to encourage children and young people to pursue their interests and talents in art.
 
Leighton House was the former home and work studio of the leading Victorian, Frederic Leighton.  Frederic Leighton was visited by many great artists in his day, and as President of the Royal Academy Leighton gained a reputation for encouraging the work of young and emerging artists.
 
This year 33 schools took part in the competition and over 11 pieces of art work were selected for the exhibition at Leighton House Museum which took place earlier this month.  The exhibition has now come to Kensington Central Library for one week and displays the prize winners.
 
The exhibition and competition is sponsored by the Park Gallery, Flow Gallery and the Friends of Leighton House Museum.
Jennifer Kirk
Culture Service Development Officer

Further information

More information about Frederic Leighton and Leighton House Museum can be found on the Leighton House Museum webpage.

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