Click Connect Construct Celebration Event

Last week we were so excited to welcome 12 young people from across London and the UK to our gallery and university. They were invited to a celebration event after being shortlisted in our Click, Connect, Construct: 16-19 Student Visual Essay Competition using Pinterest.

The day started in the Prints and Drawings room where Assistant Curator Rachel Sloane put on display prints and drawings which related to the students’ boards – some of the drawings and prints were even included in their boards so we were all impressed by what we discovered from each other!

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Following that we got a tour of the newly opened Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album – an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery – by Dr Katie Faulkner Visiting Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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Finally it was time for the prize-giving! The shortlisted students were Angel, Blossom, Chloe, Fatimah, Georgie, Hannah, Jeremy, Lily, Molly, Nadia, Nathan, and Shirley from Bethnal Green Academy, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatchem College, Kingsdale Foundation School, New College Nottingham, Swindon New College, and Sydenham and Forest Hill School.

So here are the prize winners!

Winners of the Highly Commended section: Angel, Blossom, Chloe, Hannah, Molly, Nadia, and Shirley.

Most Original Approach to Source Material – Georgie 


Most Creative Interpretation of a Theme – Jeremy 


Most Visual Impact – Lily


Best Art History Research – Nathan & Fatimah 



Thanks so much to everyone who took part in this competition. Such an incredible array of boards and we hope to welcome you all back here soon!