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THE 2015 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS


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The 2015 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize winners announced and exhibition opens



The Saatchi Gallery is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools. Shemariyahu Black from Hasmonean School, London has been awarded first place. Two runner-up prizes have been awarded to John Bowron from Dulwich Prep, London and Millfields Community Primary School, Nursery and Reception classes, London. The winners were announced by Alistair Hicks, Deutsche Bank's Senior Art Curator at the Saatchi Gallery on 28 April, 2015.

Shemariyahu Black, aged 17, received £2,000 and his school's art department was awarded £10,000 to spend on art and computer equipment. The two runners-up John Bowron, aged 11 and the Nursery and Reception classes at Millfields Community Primary School, aged 3-5 years, each received £1,000, and their schools were awarded £5,000.

The judges for this year's prize were Lauren Child MBE, writer, illustrator and creator of 'Charlie and Lola'; Catherine Goodman, Artistic Director of The Royal Drawing Schools; Alistair Hicks, Senior Curator for Deutsche Bank's Art Collection; Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery and Richard Wilson, Artist whose sculpture 'Slipstream' was unveiled at Heathrow in 2014.

The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools received over 20,000 entries this year. From this, 20 art works were selected for the exhibition which has now opened at the Saatchi Gallery and will run from 29 April - 4 May 2015.

The Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit art work from students between the ages of 4 and 18. The competition is now closed and will reopen in Autumn 2015.

Schools can enter as many art works as they wish, and there is no prescribed theme for works entered, nor is there a restriction on media used (sculpture, painting, installation, photography and mixed media art works are all eligible and welcome).

The Prize is part of the Saatchi Gallery's education programme, which is committed to introducing contemporary art to younger audiences.

Deutsche Bank's support of the Prize is part of its Born to Be youth engagement programme which is committed to helping young people engage with education and fulfil their potential. The support of Born to Be has enabled the Saatchi Gallery to offer tailored artist-led workshops to pupils from schools in disadvantaged areas. The workshops increase pupils' understanding of fine art processes and provide the opportunity to work with specialist art materials, helping pupils to explore and fulfil their creative potential.

The Saatchi Gallery has a 30-year-long history of supporting emerging artists and bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible. The Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools aims to support and encourage budding young artists by providing them with a platform to showcase their work, and giving them the confidence to consider a career in the arts.

Winner: Shemariyahu Black, Little Sister, from Hasmonean School with judges Alistair Hicks,
Senior Curator for Deutsche Bank's Art Collection and Lauren Child MBE

Runner Up: John Bowron, Abstracted Still Life, from Dulwich Prep
with Alistair Hicks, Senior Curator for Deutsche Bank's Art Collection
Runner Up: Millfields Community Primary School, Sky Wall Installation
with judges Alistair Hicks, Deutsche Bank; Lauren Child MBE and Richard Wilson RA
Images: (c) India Roper-Evans, 2015


Shortlisted entries for the 2015 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize For Schools

Ordered alphabetically by screen name



2014 Winners



Winner: Harry Reidy, aged 18, Culford School, Installation
Runner Up: Year 6 from Griffin Primary, London with Colin Grassie, Deutsche Bank CEO, and Nigel Hurst, Saatchi Gallery CEO.
Runner Up: Rosie Rendles, aged 17, from Whitley Bay High School, Tyne and Wear with Colin Grassie, Deutsche Bank CEO, and Nigel Hurst, Saatchi Gallery CEO.



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All Entries FOR THE 2015 SAATCHI GALLERY / DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS

The order in which schools appear is random and changes regularly. 


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Clements High School
Sugar Land/United States


Soul Clinic International School
Accra/Ghana


Sir William Ramsay School
High Wycombe/United Kingdom


E.I.S
Rosa/Italy


The Friary School
Lichfield/United Kingdom


The Grammar School
Limassol/Cyprus


British School of Tenerife
Puerto de la Cruz/Spain


Phillips Academy Andover
Andover/United States


The British School of Bahrain
Hamala/Bahrain


The de Ferrers Academy
Burton Upon Trent/United Kingdom


Invicta Grammar School
Maidstone/United Kingdom


Highgate School
London/United Kingdom


Skipton Girls' High School
Skipton/United Kingdom


Hurstpierpoint College
hurstpierpoint/United Kingdom


Bethany School
Tonbridge/United Kingdom


West Buckland
Barnstaple/United Kingdom


Henrico High School
Richmond/United States


Sussex Downs College
Lewes /United Kingdom


Gulliver Preparatory School
Miami/United States


Croydon High School
South Croydon/United Kingdom


Bitterne Park School
Southampton/United Kingdom


Plymouth High School for Girls
Plymouth/United Kingdom


Sevenoaks School
Sevenoaks/United Kingdom


Lydgate Junior School
Shefffield/United Kingdom


Escola Básica Integrada de Ribeira Grande - Gaspar Frutuoso
Ribeira Grande/Portugal


The West London Free School
London/United Kingdom


Binus International School
Jakarta/Indonesia


Princes Risborough School
PRINCES RISBOROUGH/United Kingdom


Bearwood College
Wokingham/United Kingdom


St Faith's School
Cambridge/United Kingdom


Hope Academy of Bishkek
Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan


Monta Vista High School
Cupertino/United States


Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough
Gainsborough/United Kingdom


Pipers Corner School
High Wycombe/United Kingdom


sawtry community college
huntingdon/United Kingdom




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