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Student artwork unveiled at Vangarde shopping park

February 2014

Caddick Construction, the main contractors at the Vangarde Shopping Park, has today unveiled the winning artworks that have been created by budding student artists.

Following the launch of a competition to find the next young talented artists in York, four pieces of work were selected from pupils that attend Manor Church of England Academy and All Saints RC School. The winners of the competition will have their masterpieces proudly displayed on outdoor hoardings at the soon to be launched Vangarde Shopping Park for the next two months.

Kate Sherwood, Marketing Manager, comments: “At Caddick Construction we’re proud to work with local schools to help provide opportunities for young talent to prosper. We launched the competition back in November and we have been astounded by the high quality work that has been sent through from local York schools.

“We asked for the schools to provide work that best represented the York area or touched on the environmental and historical aspects the Vangarde holds. We’re pleased to announce that pupils from Manor Church of England Academy and All Saints RC School were selected due to the high quality work that was produced.”

Phil Norton, Subject Leader of Art & Design at All Saints RC School, comments: “We’re thrilled to have two pupils’ work selected from the school. Alex Coles and Olivia Gabraitis developed their compositions alongside their current A-Level projects and the final outcomes are very impressive. Alex chose to design an exciting and detailed panorama featuring selected figures and landmarks from York’s rich history, whilst Olivia produced a contemporary representation of York Minster with a textured surface of hand-torn collage and layered paint.”

Sue Bricklebank, Subject Leader of Art, adds: “Manor CE Academy was delighted to be asked to produce artwork for this project. Annabeth Pycroft and Eleanor Ward worked together on the paintings in their spare time and produced work inspired by the York Minster and the environment surrounding the new shopping park.” The artwork will be displayed outside the Vangarde Shopping Park until April 2014.