Four young artists heading to London

FOUR talented young artists will be flying to London on Sunday for a life-changing five days in the capital’s art world.

Since 2017, Art for Guernsey has provided a summer scholarship to two finalists of the Sovereign Art Foundation art competition. The 2019 and 2020 winners head to London on Sunday. Left to right, Timothy Neal, Jasmine Morgan, Lucy Mauger and Millie Hynes. With them is Jock Pettitt, director of Art for Guernsey. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29862986)
Since 2017, Art for Guernsey has provided a summer scholarship to two finalists of the Sovereign Art Foundation art competition. The 2019 and 2020 winners head to London on Sunday. Left to right, Timothy Neal, Jasmine Morgan, Lucy Mauger and Millie Hynes. With them is Jock Pettitt, director of Art for Guernsey. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 29862986)

Lucy Mauger and Millie Hynes, both 18, and Timothy Neal and Jasmine Morgan, 17, were the 2019 and 2020 winners of the Art for Guernsey Summer Scholarship Programme. Since 2017 the initiative has provided the opportunity for two finalists of the annual Sovereign Art Foundation competition to study at the Royal Drawing School.

‘Unfortunately the Royal Drawing School has discontinued its summer art courses and are only offering online courses this year,’ explained Art for Guernsey director Jock Pettitt.

‘But David [Ummels, Art for Guernsey’s director and founder] didn’t want to offer that.

‘So he contacted Daniel Hosego, a working artist living in London, who was also Art for Guernsey’s 2020 artist in residence, and Daniel has pulled together a diverse group of artists for the young artists to work with.

‘Daniel wanted to send these students back to Guernsey feeling inspired, motivated and with broader horizons.’

With a luxury two-storey Airbnb at Hyde Park as their base, the four will be working with Ailisha Shannon, an Irish/Dutch artist and advanced drawing tutor, Teddy Baden, who experiments with ‘guerilla’ art techniques, and printmaker Nick Richards.

‘They will go on walking and roof-top tours around London, be tutored in street art, visit museums, have an introduction to etching and portraiture and there will be “en plein air” [open air] opportunities,’ said Mr Pettitt.

‘We have also hired a studio for them to work in so they can express themselves, create, record, draw and print.’

Timothy, who will be entering Year 13 at Elizabeth College at the start of next term, is looking forward to meeting the artists.

‘It’s being able to see how they work, watch their process, see how they think things up, that’s going to be the best thing for me.’

n People can follow the students’ progress at www.facebook.com/ArtForGuernsey and on Instagram.

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