FOLLOWING the success of its art competition, in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has delivered to His Majesty a Coronation Collage showcasing the creativity displayed by children across England and Wales.
The drawing, paintings and models were submitted by blind and partially sighted children and young people of all ages.
The RSBC secured an impressive line-up of judges for the competition including celebrated mouth artist Henry Fraser; art curator, Catherine Shearn; and artist, Wendy Daws who also drew the outline of the crown for the collage.
Sue Sharp, CEO of RSBC said:
“Like people across the country, we watched and marvelled at the pageantry of the Coronation. We also enjoyed the celebrations which surrounded it, including our students at RSBC Dorton College who held their own coronation celebration day.
“We are delighted to be able to send His Majesty The King this collage featuring the work of vision-impaired children and young people who took inspiration from royalty with submissions of crowns, corgis and King Charles.
“We know that His Majesty is a keen artist and we hope that he will gain as much enjoyment from the collage as those who contributed to it had in its creation.”
The crowned winners of the competition who won vouchers for art supplies were:
- Oscar, age 5 for his handmade crown
- Cody, age 5 for his image of His Majesty the King
- Jacob, age 15 for his castle sculpture
- Tina, age 25 for her abstract technicolour piece
Commenting on the entries, Judge Wendy Daws who has worked extensively with vision-impaired people said:
“All the artists deserve recognition for their imagination and exciting contributions to the RSBC competition. They have all demonstrated that sight loss is not a boundary to creativity!”
A copy of the Coronation Collage will also be displayed at the RSBC’s Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre on the banks of the Thames in London.
RSBC has a range of creative activities for vision-impaired children and young people. Carla Rose-Hardman, Services Director added:
“We are passionate about inclusivity and creativity and throughout this year we’ll be sharing more opportunities for our young people in the arts.
“These initiatives are made possible by the support of donors and we are always keen to partner with organisations who share our passion for vision-impaired children and young people to explore their artistic interests. If that sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.”