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The John Downton Awards for Young Artists

An exhibition showcasing a selection of winning entries from this year's John Downton Awards, which recognise the achievements of the young artists of Kent, aged 11-18.

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Friday 7 February

Friday 7 February - Sunday 22 March 2020

Please note this exhibition is currently closed until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 situation.
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Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

A selection of the winning entries from the John Downton Awards are now on show in the ground floor of Turner Contemporary.

The John Downton awards encourage and celebrate the creativity and diversity of expression of the county’s students, inviting Kent schools and colleges to participate and exhibit the best examples of their painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.

The work is judged by an experienced panel, which this year comprised of Catherine Herbert, Deputy Director of the Whitstable Biennale and Daniel Owusu, Artist and Graduate of the School of Music and Fine Art at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham.

The John Downton Awards were first organised in 2000 at the request of Miss Hilda Downton, sister of the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher, John Downton. Hosted by Kent County Council on behalf of the John Downton Trust, this competition has been held annually ever since to commemorate his life and work by recognising the achievements of the young artists of Kent, aged 11-18.

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