Three artists received cash prizes for their winning paintings in the Halo Foundation’s Royal Drawing School Art Competition. The prizes were presented recently at Government House by Their Excellencies Sir Rodney and Lady Williams, on behalf of the Halo Foundation.
The recipient of the first prize was Shelleysha Morgan, a teacher at the Villa Primary School for her spectacular piece entitled “Fluidity”. The second prize was presented to Kelly Hull, an independent artist , for the painting “Mango Season”. Bernard Richardson, a teacher at the Antigua Grammar School, was awarded third prize for his work “Beginning”. The artists were given cheques for $5000, $3000 and $1000 respectively.
The paintings were exhibited at the annual “Wings of Charity” Fundraiser, held this year at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
The Halo Foundation had spearheaded a 6-week teacher’s training programme earlier this year, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education and in partnership with the Jumby Bay Fund. The classes were held at The Workshop Studio Art Gallery in English Harbour, owned by renowned artist Dina de Brozzi Goodenough. Two tutors from the Royal Drawing School in London conducted the workshop.
This is the second such training session held in Antigua and Barbuda. Information on the 2024 classes will soon be made available to the public.