A very special exhibition celebrating Ealing and its budding young artists is running throughout the summer at Bond Street gallery For Arts Sake.
It comes after the gallery launched a competition asking local kids and young people aged 3-16 to submit pictures of their favourite bits of Ealing, for the chance to star in the #MyEaling show.
Now the winners have been revealed and the exhibition is open until August 25. Nearly 40 artworks have been picked to be framed and hung on the wall, while two overall winners and their runners-up take pride of place in the gallery window.
In the 3-9-year old category the winner is Sophie Choi, 8, with her glorious painting of Walpole Park’s pond and fountain.
In second place is Eliza McDonald, 9, whose splendid mixed media artwork captures ‘The Family’ sculpture (by Welsh artist Robert Thomas) in the Broadway Shopping Centre.
In the 10-16-year-old category the winner is Romy Cornec, 12, with her stunning collage and mixed media vision of Walpole Park’s stone bridge. In second place is Grace Simpson, 11, who celebrates Ealing wildlife with her beautiful collaged butterfly backed by a map of the borough.
The four young artists win gift vouchers to spend at the gallery as well as a starring spot in the gallery window throughout the summer.
For Arts Sake director Brian Davis said: "We have been thrilled by the sheer number of stunning entries, showcasing everything from painting to drawing, collage to pastels, and celebrating the full breadth and beauty of Ealing. It's wonderful to see how inspired the children are by their local area."
He added: "Picking the overall winners has been extraordinarily tough, but we are delighted to say that all of the submitted works will be on show - we felt none should go unrewarded or unseen." Alongside the framed works, nearly 60 unframed pictures have been specially mounted and will be available to view in browsers.
The exhibition, #MyEaling, is open in the For Arts Sake lower gallery for the duration of the summer to August 25. So do pop by and enjoy this gorgeous celebration of our neighbourhood and its budding young talent.