Mayor appeals for young artists to help decorate office

Young artists are invited to help decorate the Mayor’s Parlour in York House, with paintings and artwork celebrating the beauty of the borough.

The Mayor, Cllr Ben Khosa, is looking for eight pictures, created by children aged 5-11 years old, who live or go to school in Richmond upon Thames. Winning artists will have their masterpieces framed and displayed in his Twickenham Office.

The theme is ‘Beautiful Borough’. The art should be created using pencils, crayons, paint or pens and should be in A4 or A3. Young people are invited to depict their favourite place in the borough. This could be their local park, their street, their school or sports club.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 6th August 2018.

The eight winning artists will be invited to a reception at York House to meet the Mayor and see their work on display.

Cllr Ben Khosa, said:

“I know that there are many talented young artists across our borough. I want to celebrate our young future Van Gogh’s and the beauty of Richmond upon Thames by having the best examples of their art on the walls of my office.

“Over the next few weeks, if your child or grandchild is a keen future Picasso, please encourage them to pick up a paintbrush or pen and create their first masterpiece to be displayed in public.”


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