OUR 2024 JUDGES
Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe and studied Fine Arts and Film Animation.
Among his many picture books is the multi-million selling Winnie the Witch series.
He is a patron of The Art Room, Pegasus Theatre, ARCh, Reading Quest and The Stratford Literary Festival. He lives and works in Oxford.
He is one of the two permanent judges for Young Art Oxford and has been on board since its inception in 2008.
DR SARAH SIMBLET
Dr Sarah Simblet is a fine artist and Professor of drawing at The Ruskin Art School in Oxford. She has written and illustrated four major art reference books including her latest The New Sylva. She exhibits widely and has work in many collections including The Ashmolean and Royal Academy.
Sarah has been one of the permanent judges for Young Art Oxford since it started.
Jo Acty is a local artist/teacher who runs the Oxford-based ArtWorks School of Art for young people from 7-18 years.
She loves teaching and sharing skills and is especially excited by materials. She works in a variety of media and works to commission and has exhibited in Oxford, London, and Devon. Her own work explores nature and transient places and the link with our emotional landscape: https://www.instagram.com/joacty/
Jo is an Arts Award Adviser, (Arts Council Award Scheme)
PROFESSOR JENNIFER SLIWKA
Prof. Jennifer Sliwka was recently appointed as Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum. She is an art historian and curator and has published in a variety of academic journals and books. An expert in her field, she has also been a guest on BBC radios 3 and 4.
She has curated exhibitions at several galleries, including the National Gallery, and has previously taught at King's College, London University.