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Student wins prestigious prize at Saatchi Gallery

Installation piece by Harry Reidy ANL-141103-161613001

Installation piece by Harry Reidy ANL-141103-161613001

An ex-student of Culford School has beaten off competition from around the world and won an international art prize.

Harry Reidy, 18, has been named winner of the Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools beating more than 16,000 competitors.

Harry entered an installation piece while an A level student at Culford School.

The wooden piece, which was displayed at the gallery, was inspired by the grounds of the school.

Culford School’s director of art, Brenda Hunt, said: “Harry’s success was a stunning achievement and we could not be more proud of him.

“It is often the case that ‘all great works of art are trophies of victorious struggle’.

“Harry’s clarity of focus never allowed him to deviate from his vision for this piece of work; his endeavour and commitment have been justly rewarded.”

Harry, who is currently studying at Kingswood College, South Africa, received a prize of £2,000 to be spent on art and computing equipment. Culford School received £10,000 for its art department.

Competition judge, author and illustrator Laura Dockrill, said: “The standard and quality of work entered was absolutely remarkable. What the Saatchi Gallery are doing is phenomenal; showcasing the work of young artists and having their wonderful imaginations splattered onto the gallery walls,”

 

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