Felsted art student wows prestigious art gallery with black and white canvas painting

PUBLISHED: 15:35 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:35 14 June 2017

Art student Matthew Gilham with his canvas. Picture: Felsted School

Art student Matthew Gilham with his canvas. Picture: Felsted School

Archant

A 17-year-old student from Felsted School has been shortlisted for a prestigious art prize.

Matthew Gilham’s large canvas painting fought off competition from more than 20,000 entries to be selected as one of the top 20 pieces to be on exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, in Chelsea next month.

The picture, called ‘The Life Model’, will be on display from July 4 to July 13, with Matthew attending a ceremony for the Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools 2017.

David Smith, head of art at Felsted, said: “This is a wonderful endorsement of how Felsted Art combines the theories of art with creativity.”

Matthew has been an art scholar at Felsted for the last five years and hopes to read Architecture at Liverpool University this autumn.

Other art students at the school have gone on to study courses at some of the UK’s leading universities, including Nottingham and Exeter.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Highways England has released a schedule of roadworks set to take over the coming week across Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

Yesterday, 11:47

A keen fisherman and Flitch Green father has had approximately £4000 worth of fishing equipment stolen.

Yesterday, 08:55

It may be the school holidays but Dunmow Primary has just heard that the school has been awarded the gold standard in the School Games Award.

Yesterday, 15:27

A Cambridgeshire man who committed a series of sexual offences against children across Essex, including in Saffron Walden has been sentenced to 17 years in prison today (August 17).

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Dunmow Broadcast weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy