The Farley's Trust Awards
The Farley’s Yard Trust has developed the very successful Farley Yard Arts Award. Winning entries in 2011 will be exhibited in Farleys Barn Gallery in October. The Farley’s Yard Art Awards celebrate and raise awareness of the creative achievement of pupils in East Sussex schools and colleges, promoting the importance of creative work in schools and giving young people the opportunity to exhibit beyond the classroom.
Secondary schools and colleges from across East Sussex enter work for this award, which is open to students taking Art at GCSE and A-Level. Awards are made in six categories, with two special Surrealism awards. The winners in the Surrealist categories have their works exhibited in Farley Farm House, alongside works by Roland Penrose, Lee Miller and other leading artists of the 20th century. The awards are judged by Anthony Penrose and Ian Chance, the Farley’s Yard Trust’s Artistic Director. The winners receive the Trust’s prestigious Award Certificate, and their school receives a prize of artists’ materials or equipment up to the value of £250.
The Farley’s Yard Trust has developed is an educational programme, which champions new ways of seeing and thinking, drawing inspiration from the wider Modernist Movement and Surrealism in particular.