West London Free School Students Wins Art Competition

Picture of Hammersmith Bridge to be put on public display

Adea with her prize winning painting

A 13-year-old student from West London Free School has won an art competition with her picture of Hammersmith Bridge and her work will now be put on public display.

Local students were invited to submit artwork that represents the local area to win a prize worth £500.

Adea, who is in Year 9, depicted Hammersmith Bridge, a place which reminds them of going out and having fun with their family. Entries were judged by a panel from the William Morris Society, which aims to sustain the memory of the artist from Hammersmith in Victorian Britain.

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Livat Hammersmith students were invited to submit a piece of artwork that represented their favourite Hammersmith community tradition.

On winning the competition, Adea commented, “I am really pleased to have won this competition. This drawing shows what Hammersmith means to me and is a landmark that is part of my walk to school everyday. I dedicated a lot of time to perfecting this and I can’t wait to see it every time I visit Livat Hammersmith.”

Laura Carrington, a judge of the competition and Museum Officer (Learning and Engagement) at the William Morris Society commented: “Everybody at the William Morris Society was extremely impressed by the level of talent in this competition. We had a hard time choosing but after careful consideration, we decided Adea was the winner! We were particularly impressed by her dynamic and bold artwork with expressive colours. The choice of perspective makes an unusual depiction of a familiar landmark and as the viewer, you are invited to take this 'tradition' of walking across the bridge through the artwork. Well done Adea!“

Natalia Petalina, Meeting Place Manager at Livat Hammersmith commented, “I want to thank all those pupils who took part and shared their fantastic artwork for this competition. At Livat, the needs of the local community have been at the heart of everything we have done throughout our journey to transform the Kings Mall and it’s great to be able to display Adea’s artwork for residents and visitors to admire when visiting the meeting place.”

Like Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More

This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.

Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.

We've always done that and won't be changing, in fact we'd like to do more.

However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.

We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.

A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact info@neighbournet.com and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.

One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.

If you do support us in this way we'd be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.

For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you'd like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.


April 22, 2022