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YOUNG ARTS AWARDS for 2021
Firstly:
£200 towards materials or activities for art, music, dance
or performance, donated by The Arts Society Henley (TASH)
 

for 12 Primary Schools:

 
1.  Badgemore Primary School
2.  Bishopswood School
3.  Kidmore End Primary School
4.  Nettlebed Community School
5.  Peppard Primary School
6.  Rupert House School
7.  Sacred Heart Primary School
8.  Shiplake Primary School
9.  Sonning Common Primary School
10. St Mary’s School
11. Trinity Primary School
12. Valley Road Primary School
 
Who are we?
The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.The Arts Society Henley (TASH) has more than 600 members and has a programme of Lectures (currently zoom), Special Interest Days (currently zoom), Day Visits (virtual and live), Holidays and Heritage Volunteering.
 
Each year TASH has been a major sponsor of the art workshops run by Henley Youth Festival. Some photos from 2019 and 2020 are shown below. This year there will be no Henley Youth Festival so TASH is offering an award of £200 to each of the 12 primary schools previously involved in the Henley Youth Festival programme to help encourage arts activity.
 
 
How to apply:
The schools are invited to submit a short proposal outlining how they would use the award and any special reasons, by email to the TASH Young Arts representative, marilyn.sturgeon@trapeze.co.uk. Deadline for submission: 21 May 2021.
 
Terms and Conditions:
The award should preferably be spent before the end of term in July 2021.
We would appreciate a short report (eg the name of the class and the nature of the activity) together with one or two photos (with parents' permission) by email. These would be used in our newsletter, on our website, https://henley.theartssociety.org/, in local news, and to report to The Arts Society on our activity in Henley.
 
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Secondly:
£250 towards materials or activities for Art A level Groups,
donated by The Arts Society Henley (TASH)
 
For Henley College, Shiplake College and The Piggott School:
 
Who are we?
The Arts Society is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared interest in the arts. The Arts Society Henley (TASH) has more than 600 members who are keen to encourage Young Arts. We would like to build on our support for the Royal Society of British Artists Rising Stars competition by making a new award to the Art A level Group at Henley College, Shiplake College and The Piggott School.
 
 
The award:
£250 to pay for materials, for example, or a lecturer, or go towards a visit.
(We will continue to award a certificate and an individual cash prize to each student whose work is selected by TASH for the Royal Society of British Artists Rising Stars competition. This was cancelled last year and we are waiting to hear about this year).
 
How to apply:
The schools are invited to submit a short proposal outlining how they would use the award, and any special reasons, by email to the TASH Young Arts representative marilyn.sturgeon@trapeze.co.uk. Deadline for submission: 28 May 2021.
 
Terms and conditions:
The award should preferably be spent before the end of term in July 2021.
We would appreciate a short report together with one or two photos by email. These would be used to inform our members in our newsletter and on our website, https://henley.theartssociety.org/, in local news, and to report to The Arts Society on our activity in Henley.
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Bishopsland
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The Arts Society Chiltern Hills Area Awards 2020      
 
 Our Henley Arts Society is one of the fifteen societies within The Arts Society Chiltern Hills Area. Each society contributes financially to awards to students and the institutions in the arts field which are administered by The Arts Society Chiltern Hills Area, including the Bishopsland Educational Trust.

 


The home of Bishopsland Eductional Trust
 
Bishopsland Educational Trust provides the only postgraduate residential silversmithing course in the United Kingdom and helps newly-established self-employed jewellers and silversmiths develop their skills.
 

All students have to pay for their art materials and this year we made one award to the Silver Fund, together with two awards to students. The first award was to Sorrel van Allen for her Anemone French Press Silver jug with cherry wood handle and chasing on the sides and lid. Click here to watch the video of Sorrel displaying her exquisite Anemone French Press silver jug and graciously thanking all for her first prize. (Once you have clicked, please click 'continue to website' to load video if necessary).
 

The second award went to Georgia Piggott for her Silver Bumble Bee musical box. This is a hexagonal honeycomb shape with a bumble bee moving its wings resting on honeycomb motifs on the lid.  Click here to watch the video of Georgia displaying her beautiful Silver Bumble Bee musical box and warmly thanking all for her second prize.
 

 
 
Bishopsland is situated between Henley and Reading, set in the midst of beautiful, unspoilt countryside. Before the pandemic there was an open day once a year - well worth a visit. 
 
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Bucks New University in High Wycombe, founded in 1891 as the School of Science and Art, developed links with local crafts such as furniture making and cabinetry.  In 1999 it was granted University College.

We gave two awards to students in the Textiles and Surface Design Department: Gemma Singleton for using innovative materials in her colourful creations, and Emily Hopkins for her Japanese influenced fabric and furniture.  A further two awards went to students in the Product Design Department, Gregory King, for his prototype all-terrain wheelchair and Alex Eyles for a portable light weight shower unit using recyclable water for use in refugee camps.

 
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News from previous years:
 
THE ARTS SOCIETY CHILTERN HILLS AREA AWARDS 2020
The Arts Society Chiltern Hills area covers Buckinghamshire as well as parts of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, including Henley. There are currently 15 Societies and approximately 4000 members within the area. More information can be found online. TASCHA has always been very active in the field of grant giving. The generosity of our Societies enables us to support additional funding for students, up to the age of 25, studying some aspect of decorative art at institutions local to us. We all know how competitive it is for our young to get jobs now in the field of the arts and these awards help students to gain the extra experience and know-how that can make all the difference.
For the past several years we have awarded some money to students at Bucks New University in High Wycombe to help them with their studies. These include funding for furniture restoration, glass blowing, lithograph printing and textile design. Gemma Singleton and Emily Hopkins won awards last year and we are delighted to show examples of their work.
The Bishopsland Educational Trust  located near Reading, teaches Silversmithing and Jewellery making. For several years we have made donations to the Silver Fund and given awards to gifted students to help them with their work. Visit their website to learn more about this unique institution. Katie Watson’s work is an example of the amazing work created at Bishopsland.
The awards for 2020 are:
Bucks New University £1000, comprising 4 awards to students across the departments plus an award for the foundation year to pay for an extra-curricular lecturer.
Textile and Surface Design 2 X £200
Product Design 2 X £200
Foundation Year 1 X £200 for an extra-curricular lecturer.
Bishopsland  £1000 to the silver fund. All the students benefit from this. £750 is set aside for individual student awards of 1 X £300 and 1 X £450.
We believe that it is important and worthwhile to support students to further their creative and artistic inclinations after leaving school. We also find it rewarding to see their efforts when they display their achievements at the End of Year Shows in the summer.
(More information)
 
Emily Hopkins
As a textiles surface designer, Emily is constantly inspired by the natural world. Her goal is to create work that celebrates the brilliant ways nature and man can come together to produce exciting new materials. Emily goes beyond biophilic design and often uses or include living organisms in her work. Sustainability is a huge influence on her practice as she believes it should be to all makers. Innovations in textiles are vital in creating materials that are ethically produced and have minimal effect on the natural environment. Emily explores this in depth and use experiments with bacteria and micro imagery to fuel her designs. The making is the most important element of her design. Kombucha leather is her main material which she grows herself. This fermented tea, SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) and other ingredients, creates a layer of bacterial cellulose which she then dries to make a sustainable, vegan, leather alternative. She am currently creating this revolutionary material, along with natural dyes and sustainable paper, for interior applications such as window coverings, screen dividers and lighting pieces. 
 
Gemma Singleton
As a printed textile designer, Gemma’s practice involves traditional screen-printing techniques to create fabrics for interior application. Within her final major project collection, she explored the visual benefits of biophilic design with reference to Japanese art and culture. Following a recent journey across Japan, she was influenced by the beauty of ukiyo-e art whilst exploring a contemporary approach towards colour. As the natural world is a fundamental form of inspiration to Gemma, she coupled this with her curiosity for the concept of biophilic design and how visuals of nature can be just as mentally stimulating as the real thing. The collection explores a range of cultural activities such as fish markets alongside florals, landscapes and architecture. She aspires for her compositions to tell a story about Japanese life. Intricate freehand drawings form the basis of the prints which are then translated into unique digital designs. Gemma considers the traditional silk screen printing process extremely rewarding and take pride in the challenge of turning a digital image into a screen-printed length, whilst using multiple screens to incorporate an array of colours.