Our Drawn From Youth 6 exhibition opens

Published on 13 March 2016 Under Latest News

Our sixth Drawn From Youth sixth form art exhibition is now open at the Fylde Gallery. Once again the exhibition showcases artworks from students and sixth form colleges in the Fylde and Blackpool.

The exhibition opened with a Preview Event to which students, and their parents and teachers were invited, together with mayoral parties from Fylde, and Wyre. The Guest speaker was June Robinson, Chair of NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies), who presented three Fylde DFAS prizes for artwork of outstanding merit. The winners were: Rachel Wallace (Cardinal Newman College), Emily Cobbs (Rossall School) and Alisha Johnson (Blackpool Sixth Form College).

The exhibition is an extension of a UK-wide national art competition, organised by NADFAS, working in conjunction with the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). Each year, 20 places are offered to A-level students at the Annual RBA Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in London. Fylde DFAS enters works from local students each year and has won six of these coveted places so far. This year we were delighted to hear that our local students have won three of the 20 national places. The winners are Jessica Kirkpatrick and Gabriella Morris from AKS, and Jen Francis from Blackpool Sixth Form College. As well as having their works displayed at the Mall Galleries, the artworks are also going on display at the Rising Stars Exhibition at the Lloyd’s Register Gallery in the City of London.

The exhibition is open to the public until 7 April. We do hope that you will visit the gallery and enjoy the range of stunning artwork created by very talented local artists. Every year the number of submissions increases; we are most appreciative of the very high quality being produced in our schools and colleges. Fylde DFAS is proud to be working alongside them, encouraging and supporting some of our very talented students. We would also like to thank the art departments of all the schools and colleges involved for their hard work and help in installing the exhibition. Drawn From Youth is open until 8 April.


Captions:   Ram’s Head by Gabriella Morris (AKS)
Tibetan Monastery By Jen Francis (Blackpool Sixth Form College)
Medieval Bowl by Jessica Kirkpatrick (AKS)



Schools involved:
AKS, Lytham St Annes
Baines School, Poulton
Blackpool Sixth Form College
Cardinal Newman College, Preston
Carr Hill School & Sixth Form Centre, Kirkham
Lytham St Annes Technology & performing Arts College
Rossall School, Fleetwood

Katie Hampson – previous RBA Scholar
Ellie Jakeman : Blackpool & Fylde College
Kyra Milnes: Harris Museum, Preston