Hazel scoops top Bristol art prize

March 24 2017

Hazel Reade aged 15 from the Red Maids’ School in Bristol has won the 2017 Bristol Cathedral Art Exhibition having received the ‘Best Overall Winner’ Award as well as ‘Best in School’ for a portrait of her younger brother.

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Hazel Reade aged 15 from the Red Maids’ School in Bristol has won the 2017 Bristol Cathedral Art Exhibition having received the ‘Best Overall Winner’ Award as well as ‘Best in School’ for a portrait of her younger brother.

Hazel follows in the footsteps of Aaliyah Robinson from Redland High School who won the exhibition last year, highlighting the exceptional artistic talent that will be combined through the merger of the two schools.

“This annual exhibition showcases the best student artwork from secondary schools across Bristol,” said Mrs Sims, Head of Art at Red Maids’, “so to win it is a tremendous achievement. Both Redland High School and Red Maids’ have a history of excellence in art so we are extremely excited to join forces as Redland High School.”

The exhibition, which has run for over 10 years, is supported by the Bristol Savages. Founded in 1904, the Bristol Savages is a society concerned with the pursuit of the fine arts, painting, music, poetry, other performing arts and good fellowship. Hazel’s painting will appear in the Bristol Savages annual exhibition at the Red Lodge.

The winners received their certificates and cash prizes at a formal prize-giving ceremony at the Cathedral.

Note: Redmaids’ High School is holding a Visiting Morning on Thursday 18 May from 9.30am. You can book online at redmaidshigh.co.uk/admissions