Bursary encourages artists of the future

YOUNG artist Kitty Hayward from Parkstone Grammar School has won a £100 bursary launched this year by Broadstone Art Society.

The society, which recently celebrated its 70th year with an exhibition at The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park, set up the annual award to inspire young artists to follow their passion.

Kitty responded to the invitation for first year A-level students to submit examples of artwork.

Her submission of three paintings was supported by her Head of Art, Ann Batley, and two of the paintings went on display at the exhibition.

The two paintings reflect Kitty’s curiosity and creativity, and exciting use of skills and materials.

The bursary is established in the name of retired president of the art society, the celebrated local artist Dennis Hill, who personally presented the award referring to Kitty’s wonderful work.

Kitty said: “I have always loved making art, and so I am very thankful for this opportunity to share my artwork.

“It was so lovely to meet all members of the Broadstone Art Society as well as Dennis Hill, whose bursary will allow me to take my art further in the future.”

Simon Merry, from Broadstone Art Society, said: “We hope the small bursary will offer encouragement and make the point that although science and technology is critical, sustaining creativity has a part to play as well. Kitty’s work is refreshing and shows great potential.”

The Dennis Hill Painting Bursary will be offered annually to A-level students at Corfe Hills, Poole Grammar and Parkstone Grammar schools.

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