BELFAST’S Ulster Museum is to be the venue for an exhibition of 126 winning paintings from this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition in which nine works by Northern Ireland students will feature.
The official opening – to which this year’s winning artists have been invited – will take place at noon on Thursday, 14th November next.
A top Northern Ireland prize-winner whose artwork features in the exhibition is Alfie Whyte (8), a pupil at Cloughogue Primary School, Newry, who won first prize in the 7-8 years age category of the Competition for his work entitled ‘My Brother Charlie’.
Also exhibiting will be works by special merit winners Alanna Sloss (17), a pupil at Southern Regional College, Lurgan Campus, Craigavon; Evan Montague Leake (6) from St. Joseph’s Primary School, Crumlin; Zara Craig (11) from Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare; Lillia Gordon (8) from Diamond Primary School near Cullybackey; Róis Hutton (15), from Thornhill College, Derry/Londonderry; Patrick Tweedie (13), from Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards and Sofiya Myronova (11) and Jarlath Swail (17), both from St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon.
Of the nine works by Northern Ireland students, three are from County Antrim, two from Armagh, two from Tyrone and one each from Derry/Londonderry and Down.
The exhibition will remain open to the public from 10am to 5pm each day from Tuesday to Sunday until Sunday 5th January next. Admission is free.
In advance of attending, visitors are advised to contact Ulster Museum by calling 0289044 0000 as the gallery may occasionally be used for private functions.