Last Thursday evening saw the second year of the Currell Art Prize at Highbury Grove School.

Highbury Grove is a brilliant success story, transforming in recent years to become one of the best performing schools in the borough. A huge part of this is the expansion of the arts programmes at the school, to improve what the children can involve themselves with outside of academic lessons. We are delighted to be able to work with the school to encourage participation in art, design and graphics.

At Thursday’s exhibition the work on display was of an incredibly high standard, from a range of year groups in the school but witth a focus on Year 13 pupils. It was fantastic to see the pupils so keen to discuss the process of their work with all the guests.

The winner of 1st Prize was Guohang Xu, who had designed and made a chess set, through the relatively new discipline of 3D printing. Guohong was instrumental in encouraging the school to use this medium and the results speak for themselves.

1st Prize winner Guohong Xu holding the Currell Cup!

1st Prize winner Guohong Xu holding the Currell Cup!

2nd prize winner Mohammed Akalwaya had a number of pieces in the exhibition including an incredible 3D sculpture and painting piece, while Stefan Neunie, winner of third prize had some really intricate wire sculptures on display.

The three prize winners were all rightly very proud of the journey they had gone through and their winning work showed the hard work they had put in.

2nd Prize winner Mohammed with some of his work

2nd Prize winner Mohammed with some of his work

Stefan with his wire sculptures

Stefan with his wire sculptures

We wish them and all the pupils leaving the school this year every success in the future!