Our Drawn From Youth exhibition is now open

Published on 20 March 2017 Under Latest News

Our seventh Fylde DFAS (Decorative & Fine Arts Society) Drawn From Youth exhibition is now open at The Fylde Gallery, Booths, Lytham. The exhibition showcases the best artworks created by A-level students from seven schools and colleges in the Fylde and Blackpool. The artworks on show include drawings, etchings and paintings, using a variety of different media; ceramic and textile works; three-dimensional installations; and digitally designed and photographic works. The schools and colleges involved are AKS, Baines School, Blackpool Sixth Form College, Cardinal Newman College, Carr Hill High School & Sixth Form Centre, Lytham Sixth Form College and Rossall School.

Prior to the opening, we held an invitation only preview evening for the students and their teachers and families. The event was also attended by the mayors/mayoresses of Fylde, Blackpool and Wyre, various councillors, and members of DFAS and its national body NADFAS. We were delighted to welcome Hilary Alcock, Founder Chair of Fylde DFAS, now a NADFAS Trustee, to present the prizes to three lucky winners. First prize was won by Danica Taylor, Lytham Sixth Form College; second prize went to Emily Cobb from Rossall School; and Hannah Muir from Cardinal Newman won third prize. As well as presenting the prizes, Hilary Alcock addressed the audience and encouraged the students to think about careers in art, design and the media.

We would like To thank the three judges for their combined expertise and praise for the wide range of artwork that was submitted. The judges are: Elaine Jakeman (Blackpool & Fylde College/Lytham); Taneesha Ahmed (Schools Education Officer, Grundy Art Gallery); and Sandra Hallergard (artist, and Fylde DFAS and LSA Arts Society member).

Fylde DFAS would also like to thank the schools and colleges for their help, in particular the teachers, technicians and parents, who all helped to install the exhibition at The Fylde Gallery. The Society is also grateful to Fylde Council for their support for this year’s exhibition and to the Arts Working Group for enabling Fylde students to publicly display their high quality work.

The exhibition is open until 20 April.