Karina Hanakova from Draper’s Mills Primary, has won 1st place in the Turner Contemporary’s prestigious Art Portfolio Competition.
Portfolio is Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Christ Church University's annual art competition for pupils, students and teachers in Kent and Medway. The competition celebrates creative talent across the county.
Karina’s artwork was chosen by a judging panel from a shortlist of 110, from a record number of 1,796 original entries.
Karina was the overall winner of the Key Stage 2 category. She received her award at an Exhibition and Prize Giving Evening on 1 May at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Karina’s winning artwork, titled ‘Meat, Eggs, Dairy’, will be exhibited at Turner Contemporary and seen by thousands of visitors to the gallery over the summer.
Karina chose to approach the animal theme in an unusual way, which really caught the judges attention. Eating animals and their produce is one of the closest ways, we as humans interact with animals. Karina decided to create bacon, eggs and milk using a hand felting process and food packaging for presenting the felt in.
We are all immensely proud of Karina’s achievement and we are also pleased to have got fellow pupil Callum to the final 110. This is the second year running that Draper’s has scooped 1st prize in the Key Stage 2 category.
Next years theme ‘Art Rebels’, is sure to ignite the children’s creativity to the max!