Winning Fylde Students to Exhibit at RBA Annual Exhibition

Published on 29 December 2011 Under Latest News

Students from two Fylde schools are to have their artworks displayed alongside professional artists in The Royal Society of British Artists’ Annual Exhibition. The two winners are Jodie Leader from Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College sixth , and Katie Hampson from Blackpool Sixth Form College. Both winning artworks will be exhibited at the RBA’s show, at the Mall Galleries, London, in March 2012.

The competition, which was organised by the RBA and NADFAS, attracted artworks from 54 Societies, who between them submitted 310 artworks from 83 schools. Some 41 works will be hung, with another 17 displayed as 10 x 8 reproductions. Given the huge number of entries this is  a tremendous achievement for the two students and very good news for the Fylde, especially as the area had a winner last year – Catherine Latham, from KEQMS.

The two works to be hung in the 2012 exhibition are Jodie Leader’s Madonna & Child and Katie Hampson’s first cow painting from her triptych as a 10 x 8 reproduction.

Both winners are now continuing their art education in higher education. Jodie Leader is studying scientific illustration at Blackpool and Fylde College, and Katie Hampson is studying fine art, animation and illustration at Bolton University. Further examples of Katie’s work can be seen on her website at

Congratulations to both winners!