Wall in the Barn

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Hadfield Children's Art Exhibition 2020 - Gallery

Welcome to our virtual art exhbition which was judged by Julie Hesmondhalgh. Here's what she had to say about our exhibition...

"This is one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had to do! Congratulations to everyone who took part. What a treat to see so much talent, it was genuinely very difficult to whittle it down to a shortlist of 5 in each age category, let alone choose an overall winner!
I was very interesting in the different styles you all used, and loved the pictures that had depth and texture. But I was also looking out for pictures that had meaning for the artist, in particular those that reflected in some way this extraordinary time we’re living through at the moment. Art from the heart is art that I like best generally, so that influenced my choices a bit too, as well as how beautifully drawn, made or painted a picture was"
I'm very excited to share with you a video showcasing the shortlisted entries to our Hadfield Children's Virtual Art Show 2020 and revealing the winners in each category, including the People's Choice prize, recorded at Wall in the Barn

Portrait by Hattie Melhuish
Hattie Melhuish   14    Portrait
Highly Commended Special mention should go to Hattie Melhuish for her Portrait; full of attitude and with knowing eyes and beautifully textured hair.
Louie Prince    4    Alien Party
Tom Jarratt    10    Colour in motion
Finnan Streeter    6    Buttercup
Winner Age 5-7 I just loved the wildness of the brush strokes and the lovely thick texture of the paint and the bold use of colour. Joyous and free.
Mercedes    16    The elegant blue tits
Izzy Gent    12    Socially Distant
Riordan Streeter    8    Dark Day
Highly Commended I loved Dark Day by 8 year old Riordan Streeter: so much movement and life in the stormy sea, and I loved the skilful use of felting. The lighthouse felt like a metaphor in these dark days.
Thomas Beckford     7    The Old Quay on the Isles of Scilly
Highly Commended The Old Quay on the Isle of Scilly by Thomas Beckford age 7. This is such a brilliant painting, from the colours to the perspective. Special commendation to Thomas. I think you might have a future in art!
Ellis Padley-Rhodes    5    Under the sea in my submarine
Max Millington    7    Coral Reef
Lily Crowton     8    Lockdown Festival
Will Crowton     11    Lockdown Hope
Elise Martyn    3    Green Winged 'Munster'
Ewan Padley-Rhodes    6    Sonic the Hedgehog
Olive Jones     8    Beeble Of Love
Harry Relton    15    Inked Shark
Corliss Holt    7    Balancing People
Dexter Holt     5    Nessie
Fern Holt    1    Feelings
Amy Lamb    14    Dave
Finn Meadowcroft    7    Starry Night
Highly Commended Finn Meadowcraft’s Starry Night made me think of how our skies have been clearer since lockdown. I loved the technique he’s used here to create the night scene.
Ava McInnes-Smith    4    A Rainbow for Bella
Sophie Willett    9    The Butterfly
Spencer Edwards    7    I can, Toucan
Poppy Land    7    Farm gate at sunset
Niamh Allen    13    Eleven - Stranger Things
Finley Loftus    9    Bricks in Bamboo
Theo Mcfarlane    13    Hydra's Lair
Layla Yan    12    Sea Creatures
Niamh Boyle    16    Worker Bee
Highly Commended 16 year old Niamh Boyle’s Worker Bee is so full of detail and expertly drawn, just perfect.
Maria Hill    12    What’s out there?
Winner Age 11-16 What an extraordinary, imaginative and original piece, with a strong message of hope and gorgeous use of colour. I love the orange of the telescope’s “beam”.
Emily Hill    14    Freedom
Highly Commended I really loved the thought and heart that had gone into Freedom by 14 year old Emily Hill. I liked the perspective and sense of movement. I could feel the love and attention that had gone into it.
Charlie Wood    5    Looking for Food
Ellie-May O’Connor    7    Grandads rainbow of love
Emma Myatt    16    Derbyshire sheep
Highly Commended Derbyshire Sheep by 14 year old Emily Hyatt has such a distinctive style and is a professional standard piece of work.
Samuel Metcalfe     4    Hulk
Zoë Gage    7    Daffodil
Louis Gage    8    Beatles Medley
Robert Gage    13    The Catch
Zara Dempsey     11    Balloon Dog
Ffion Lily Thornton     4    A happy place
Highly Commended A Happy Place by Ffion Lucy Thornton (4) used colour and texture from stuck on shells to make us all want to get back to the seaside.
Harriet Kinnersley    11    Kingfisher
Naomi Weston    7    Swallows Wood at Night
Toby Edwards    5    Water Lilies - Like Monet
Enrico Sassanelli    5    Superhero
Lorenzo Sassanelli    9    Burning storm
Ava Bridges    6    Ava and Lucy
Alphin Hendry    6    African Sunset
Highly Commended Six year old Alphi Hendry’s African Sunset is an extraordinary piece of work that I assumed was by a teenager when I saw it. Such beautiful use of silouette and colour.
Arianna Hendry     3    Tilly’s cat
Ellwood Johnson    8    Alone, Together
Sam Davies     6    Boy on the beach
Highly Commended I loved Boy on the Beach by 6 year old Sam Davies. It just felt very alive to me. I kept going back to look again. Something about the colour of the sky was so spot on.
Seren McGrail    10    Missing my best friend
Molly James    9    The Art is Flying
Highly Commended The Art is Flying by 9 year old Molly James is a beautiful drawing, deceptively simple but perfectly executed, and full of soul. I would have it on my wall.
Demi lamb    9    Rainbow pandacorn
Matilda Ibbotson    5    Rainbow Wood
Ned Evans    7    My Daddy
Martha Evans    13    Leaves in textile
Flynn Beaman    6    Self Portrait

Georgie Hodkinson    4    Daisy the peacock
People's Choice Award | Highly Commended A very special commendation to Georgie Hodgkinson for his riotous and colourful Daisy the Peacock.
Eleanor Weston    9    Sunset in the Peaks
Marshall Gage    3    Planet Circles
Highly Commended 3 year old Marshall Gage’s Planet Circles was so beautifully painted, the choice of colour and the composition of the whole picture showed an instinct beyond his years.
Isy Bromley    6    Sunny Day
George Bromley    8    The angry plastic fish
Noumaan Mohamed Muzammil    8    Snow Man
Liyana Mohamed Muzammil    5    Nature - Moutain
Ava Evans    10    Amazing Orangutans
Highly Commended Amazing Orangutans by 10 year old Ava Evans isn’t just brilliantly drawn, it’s a lovely freewheeling illustration that wouldn’t look out of place in a children’s book.
Joanna Grimsley    6    Ducklings at sunset
Lydia Grimsley    8    Springtime by the river
Alex Gage    10    Sonic
Eirwen Witchalls    11    Fire Dragon
Emi Arnfield    4    Splashy
Winner Age 0-4 Four year old Emi Arnfield’s beautifully painted Splashy. An extraordinarily accomplished piece of art, full of vibrancy and movement.
Pearl Yan 8    A Primula Flower In My Garden
Isabella Sanxter    11    Hiding From The Sun
Riley Roberts    8    London
Logan Mooney    8    Turtle 
Molly Thomasson    12    The Sadness of Lock-down
Rosie Thomasson    9   Walking through rainbows
Douglas Bray 4    The hills where I live
Highly CommendedI loved the way Douglas Bray had used cotton wool pads to make the woolly sheep in his lovely picture The Hills Where I Live, giving us a real sense of place.
Charlie Dodd    8    VE Lockdown
Highly Commended So much love and thought had gone into Charlie Dodd’s VE Lockdown, commemorating 75 years since the end of the war in Europe.
Archie Johnson 11 Avengers 
Etta johnson 6 Love
Daisy Helmer    10    Flower fairy
Joseph Ledger    5    Looking at a rainbow with Mummy
Bailey Brown    11    Waterfall
Angus Sidebottom     6    Dinosaur fights for life!!!
Thomas Sidebottom     8    The sorting hat
Ellie Brown    8    Horizon
Alice Maria Carlton    8    My Golden Retriever on the Beach
Minnie O'Toole    9    Cat Love (Self Portrait)
Winner Age 8-10 Cat Love (Self Portrait) by nine year old Minnie O’Toole showed an originality and flair way beyond her years. The use of colour and rainbow theme, the uniqueness of the composition and the skill in the artistry was enchanting.
Frankie O'Toole    12    My Mr Hyde (Lockdown self portrait)
Bobby Cassells    2    My colourful mind
Béa Cassells    9    Maasi People
Cody Cassells     13    Amazon Monkey
Edward Morley    9    Bee Happy
Lily Muadmuang    9    Butterfly at Sunset 🦋
Highly Commended Butterfly at Sunset is a beautiful picture, full of detail and glorious colour by artist Lily Muadmuang.
Drew Cheers    7    Observational Drawing of my Lego Dragon
Luke Arnfield    10    The Static Plateaus
Oliver Mannion    8    Colourful Campfire
Rebecca Robinson    13    The Little Robin
George Cornner    5    The Rainbow
Darwin Fennell    6    LOVE
Tallulah Fennell    4    Unicorn Rainbow
Henry Cornner    8    Sonic the Hedgehog
Mia harrison    12    Yungbud
Jessamine Robinson     12    Musical  Mayhem
Eirin Parker-Perry   10
Harley    6
Freddie   5
Natalie    9
Abbiemay    8
Sophia    8
Kylie   8
Ted    6

Thank you for visiting the Hadfield Children's Virtual Art Show 2020. Please vote for your favourite piece on the People's Choice voting page.