Ramsey student to display art at national exhibition

A Year 13 student at Abbey College has been selected to have his work put on display at the prestigious Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show.

By Ben Jones
Sunday, 12th June 2022, 2:00 pm
Sam Brown with his artwork.
Sam Brown with his artwork.

Now in its fourth year, the Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free, open submission exhibition for students aged 4 – 19 studying in the UK.

To have his artwork displayed, Sam’s painting prevailed over more than 21,000 submissions. Sam Brown said: “I painted this piece as a response to the elitism present in art, art in its purest form is just being creative, tapping into your emotions and communicating them in a visual way.

“Not everyone has access to the wealth that makes a lot of artists successful, but everyone has an imagination; and no one has a richer imagination than children. I felt as if I wanted to take my artwork back to that, just pure childlike imagination, drawing whatever I felt would put a smile on people’s faces.”

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Artworks entered into the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show are judged by a panel of passionate artists and arts professionals, with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Andy Christoforou, Headteacher at Abbey College, said: “Each and every one of us at Abbey College are thrilled for Sam and are so proud of his artistic accomplishments.

“To have been chosen from a collection of more than 21,000 submissions speaks volumes, especially with the calibre of the other competition. I have no doubt that the recognition from the Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show will inspire Sam in his future – and give him the best possible platform to be successful.”