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.”
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April 22, 2022
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