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  • Amie Ellis, The Relationship Between Human and Animal Emotions, The Archbishop’s School, Photography 
Tue 8 Dec 2015 - Mon 25 Jan 2016

The John Downton Awards were first organised in 2000 at the request of Miss Hilda Downton, sister of the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher, John Downton.

Hosted by Kent County Council on behalf of the John Downton Trust, this competition has been held annually ever since to commemorate his life and work by recognising the achievements of the young artists of Kent, aged 11 – 18.

The awards encourage and celebrate the creativity and diversity of expression of the county’s young artists, inviting Kent schools and colleges to participate and exhibit their best examples of painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.

The work is judged by an experienced panel which this year comprised of:
  • Charles Williams, artist and lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Andrew Conio, Programmes Director, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent
  • Mike Addison, Head of School, School of Further Education, University for the Creative Arts

See the exhibition in our Clore Learning Studio.



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