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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Top United Learning artist is Tokyo bound!
This year’s International High School Arts Festival
has been the biggest yet, with over 40 pieces of art
submitted from 20 United Learning schools.
In partnership with the International Federation for Arts and
Culture (IFAC) in Japan, United Learning submits the only UK
entries to the Festival. Five pieces of student-created artwork
are displayed at the National Art Centre in Tokyo.
Furthermore, the winning artist is awarded the
opportunity to travel to Japan, see their work
displayed in this prestigious venue and enjoy a
cultural tour of the city.
This year, by modifying the UK judging process,
we were able to provide a great opportunity to
share United Learning students’ artistic talent;
30% of the final score came from the number
of ‘Likes’ each piece received on an official
Facebook group page. The response to this
was incredible, with nearly 4000 ‘Likes’ being
received in one week.
For the second stage of the judging, renowned
artist Michael Aubrey returned to share his
expertise and judge each piece based on its
artistic merit. Of the quality of work this year
and his participation the festival, he said:
Les Poissions, by Charlotte Bourn, 18
Portrait of Liza, byAnnie He, 16
1...,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,...40
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