Cultivate@Courtyard is The Courtyard’s annual visual arts project for young artists aged 16 – 25. Each year, local young artists submit a technically accomplished and resolved piece of work for assessment.

The artists are then shortlisted by a panel of judges and mentored by professional artist Maria Morgan. This programme culminates in an exhibition at The Courtyard and Old Mayor’s Parlour Gallery and the artist who is deemed to have best met the brief is awarded a £1000 grant.

This year’s finalists include Matthew Harris, Sophie Campbell, Megan Thimm and Rowan Bretherton. The young artists all live and are studying in the local area. Their disciplines range from ceramics and textiles to metal work, woodwork, and painting.

“Considering the challenges over the past year, Sophie, Rowan, Matthew and Megan have astounded me with their commitment, creativity and technical abilities to produce such a fantastic exhibition.” Says Maria Morgan, Artist and Mentor, “They have all challenged their artistic capabilities and learned new skills during the Visual Arts Project and I hope they continue to enjoy developing their creativity in the future.”

The exhibition will be open to the public until Saturday 31 July. Booking is not necessary to view the exhibition.

For more information about Cultivate@Courtyard visit the Courtyard website.

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