Young Art Oxford is an annual art exhibition open to all Oxfordshire schools with children from any year between Reception to Year 9. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known professionals and artists and to exhibit at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum. Young Art Oxford is a chance for children, who enjoy art, to help other children of their own age who are suffering from illness.
The concept of Young Art Oxford is simple. It is run by volunteers and the overheads are minimal, ensuring that all the money raised goes to Great Ormond Stree Hospital Charity, and more specifically towards their research into finding cures and improving treatments for childhood cancers.
The first Young Art Oxford exhibition was held in 2008, based upon the model set up in London in 1988. Since then, more than £150,000 has been raised for charity and the number of Oxfordshire schools participating has risen from 16 to 49.
In 2020, there were 2928 entries and 600 of these were selected by a panel of judges for the exhibition. Sadly this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our usual exhibition at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum has had to be cancelled. But we have been able to organise a virtual exhibition online instead.
Young Art is a fantastic opportunity for children to be recognised and feel good about their artistic abilities. Both teachers and parents regularly comment on the tremendous boost to a child’s confidence that is gained as a result of being selected and seeing his or her art on the wall of a professional gallery. Please do contact us if you would like your school to get involved.
Find out which schools participated in 2020. Huge congratulations to all our 2020 exhibitors and award winners - we hope you enjoy the virtual exhibition and will be inspired to enter your picture in 2021.
CHILDREN HELPING CHILDREN ALL MONEY RAISED SUPPORTS VITAL RESEARCH INTO CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES
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