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Almost 600 young people from 20 educational institutions in Bermuda submitted work for inclusion in the latest competition organised by the Bermuda National Gallery.

The awards ceremony will take place at the gallery this evening at 4pm, and the students' work will be on exhibit until December 23.

The theme of this year's competition, sponsored by Belco and BTC, was 'Art for Action', exploring the ideas of how art can bring us together.

This theme gave students a chance to express their opinions on the social issues of violence, neglect, and disharmony that are both in the news and in their lives. “Students have responded to the theme with two-dimensional and three-dimensional works,” Gallery director Lisa Howie noted, “and their artwork is very much a personal statement about how they see and feel about their world.

Racial harmony, family love, community unity, and environmental protection are some of the subjects. Paintings, photography, sculpture are some of the mediums.”

The colourful, thoughtful artwork is a reminder of hope and potential there are for Bermuda's future. “The Gallery is alive with the energy, colour and creativity of Bermuda's youth,” Ms Howie continued. “The Gallery's mission is to inspire our world with art; presently, our children champion this. I encourage all of Bermuda to witness this important exhibition.”

The Bermuda National Gallery is located in the City Hall, Hamilton and is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. Admission is free.

Student art from the current exhibition at the Bermuda National Gallery Art for Action.
Student art from the current exhibition at the Bermuda National Gallery Art for Action.
Student art from the current exhibition at the Bermuda National Gallery Art for Action.

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Published December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 16, 2010 at 7:35 am)

A reminder of hope and potential

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