Pupils from schools around Malvern were invited to exhibit their best art pieces for the Annual Art Exhibition – held at Malvern St James Girls' School – on Saturday 5th March in front of over 200 guests.
Work submitted for the event ranged widely from abstract paintings to photographs, ceramics, and chalk.
Guest Judge and local artist, Mariette Voke, viewed and judged all art entries and was very impressed by the quantity and quality of this year’s contenders.
Mariette said: "What an honour to be asked to be the judge of the Malvern St James Art Exhibition.
"It was an absolute joy to see all of the children's work, so much colour and creativity.
"I spent four hours, two cups of tea and five chocolate biscuits having a really good look at all the entries.
"I loved them all, each picture was a winner in its own way, from the careful pencil drawings, the exuberance of coloured paint, the characterful and lively animals and birds, exciting prints, and collages, to the bold three dimensional and group work."
She continued: "I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s event.
"The welcoming clatter, colour and energy of the art department were uplifting, and it was heartening to see such enthusiasm for the creative arts.
"Every one of us should be encouraged to either start, or to keep on, painting, drawing, and making!"
Children got the chance to view their own project exhibited amongst other creations, gathering a wide amount of inspiration for their own artistic journeys.
The Art Exhibition included 11 invited schools who all had work submitted and displayed for judging.
The schools who participated were Hereford Cathedral School, Berkhampstead School, based in Cheltenham, Colwall C of E Primary School, Hatherop Castle School, The Croft Preparatory School, Bromsgrove School, Abberley Hall School, The Blue Coat School located in Birmingham, The Downs Malvern, The Elms School, and Eastnor C of E Primary School.
Headmistress of Malvern St James Girls' School, Mrs Olivera Raraty, presented the prizes and certificates for those selected as either Highly Commended or Winners.