SHTC student wins Network Narrative Text Painting Competition

Y9 student Jessica Bucknall has won the Network Narrative Text Painting Competition, an official City of Culture event. The art competition explored young peoples’ responses to the question ‘What is it in this world that you want more than anything else?'.

As a public art project, it has involved young individuals aged 11-14 from across Burnley, Wigan and Hull, working with famous artist Mark Titchner to make their thoughts and opinions visible in public spaces. Messages written in the young people's handwriting were made into artworks and exhibited at Hull Central Library taking the form of screens, flags, bookmarks, a large exterior banner and a mural.

Rio Moorey's (Y7) artwork was also shortlisted for the award. Rio's work, “I want my life to be better”, was put forward for the final round of voting to determine the winner. All students involved were invited to the launch event to meet the artist Mark Titchner and for publicity photographs.

Watch the video to find out more about the project:

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