MEMBERS of the Midhurst National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) have joined forces with students at Midhust Rother College to promote the arts.
NADFAS is a leading arts charity and at Midhurst there is a thriving society which organises monthly lectures and has a programme of study days, gallery visits and art tours for its members.
An important part of NADFAS is their ‘Young Arts’ Programme.
Midhurst DFAS is currently forging a new relationship with MRC and has already helped 25 students to visit the Saatchi Gallery in London as part of their A level studies. More recently the society contributed to the photography exhibition, ‘People of the World’ held at the college by students Ollie van Zwanenberg and Sam Massey-Steel.
This summer the members of the society are inviting 6th form (Year 13) art students to enter a national competition organised by the Royal Society of British Artists and NADFAS.
The winner and those short listed will have their artwork exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London next March and they will be exhibited alongside those of professional artists.
The shortlisted students will have the title RBA scholar during the show, receive an invitation to the private view at the Mall Galleries and a special certificate. The NADFAS John Ingram Memorial Prize will be awarded for an exceptional piece of work.
Rosie Drayson, chairman and Rosie Glancy, ‘Young Arts’ secretary, of Midhurst DFAS will choose the work in consultation with MRC.
Rosie Drayson said: “We are very hopeful the students will do well and we are looking forward to seeing the exhibition of all the A level art work and making our selection.”