Local primary schools within walking distance of the Bus Station were invited by the Vauxhall Society to submit paintings or drawings of Vauxhall Bus Station, which is under threat of closure, to celebrate this extraordinary building.
Four primary schools submitted entries: Ashmole, St Mark’s, St Stephen’s and Wyvil. Kate Hoey MP presented the prizes at an event at Wyvil School on the afternoon of 7 May. They will be on display at the Tea House in Vauxhall until Friday 9 May and on the Vauxhall Society website.
Fifty-six entries were received. Entrants were asked for two pictures: one of the bus station and a self portrait. Some entries came from children from Reception or year 1 children, others were by children aged 8-10.
Robin Mason, Head of Painting at the City and Guilds London Art School in Kennington School, judged the competition.
The competition was sponsored by Winson & Newton and Great Art, who have each donated painting materials, and The Vauxhall Society.
City and Guilds London Art School donated the main prize to our winners. This is an opportunity to spend time in the Art School, experiencing some of the life of an art student. The day will be organised by Amanda Callis, who runs the Cool it Art Project at Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre. Amanda is herself a graduate of the City & Guilds Art School.
The awards go to:
Highly Commended: Anna Zhang, age 5, St Mark’s Primary School and Oscar Coco, age 5, Ashmole Primary School.
Runner up: Leo Mark, age 5, Ashmole Primary School.
Winner: William Peters, age 4 years and 10 months, St Mark’s Primary School.
Highly Commended: Bruno Cavaca, age 10, Wyvil Primary School and Angel Joseph, age 10, St Stephen’s Primary School.
Runner up: Mara Costa, age 9, Wyvil Primary School.
Winner: Tania Ali, age 10, St Stephen’s Primary School.