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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

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Enka Schools
Istanbul/Turkey


Let's Art Youth Art Center
Seoul/Korea, Republic of


Pate's Grammar School
Cheltenham/United Kingdom


Highgate School
London/United Kingdom


MidKent College
Gillingham/United Kingdom


San Marin High School
Novato/United States


Dulwich College Seoul
Seoul/Korea, Republic of


Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School
Birmingham/United Kingdom


Liceul de Arte Vizuale "Romulus Ladea"
Cluj- Napoca/Romania


American Heritage School
Plantation/United States


The Ravensbourne School
Bromley/United Kingdom


Langdon Academy
London/United Kingdom


Alexandra Park school
london/United Kingdom


Agrupamento de Escolas Amadora 3
Amadoa/Portugal


North Mundham School
Chichester/United Kingdom


Invicta Grammar School
Maidstone/United Kingdom


St Stephens Primary
Tonbridge/United Kingdom


İzmir Bahcehir College
İzmir/Turkey


Monta Vista High School
Cupertino/United States


THE KINGS OF WESSEX ACADEMY
CHEDDAR/United Kingdom


Shawnee Mission South
Overland ParK/United States


Phoenix Collegiate
West midlands/United Kingdom


Patcham High School
Brighton/United Kingdom


Benton Park School
Leeds/United Kingdom


Andover College
Andover/United Kingdom


The British School of Bahrain
Hamala/Bahrain


Mount Stewart Infant School
London/United Kingdom


Normanhurst School
London/United Kingdom


Brooke Weston Academy
Corby/United Kingdom


Sturminster Newton High School
Sturminster Newton/United Kingdom


British School of Tenerife
Puerto de la Cruz/Spain


Gymnasium Schloss Plön
Ploen/Germany


Parkstone Grammar School
Poole/United Kingdom


Chatham Grammar School for Girls
Chatham/United Kingdom


Wycombe Abbey School
High Wycombe/United Kingdom




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