The Children's Queen: A Jubilee Portrait Competition for Schools.

18/05/2012

The Children's Queen: A Jubilee Portrait Competition for Schools.


John Julius Norwich, Hon Chairman of Venice in Peril, joins Sir Timothy Clifford and Brian Sewell to judge The Children's Queen: A Jubilee Portrait Competition for Schools.  

The competition is the idea of royal portrait painter Basia Hamilton who is also a loyal supporter of Venice in Peril

Portraits for Her Majesty

Royal portrait painter Basia Hamilton has come up with a new scheme to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. With the help of the Good Schools Guide she is launching The Children's Queen: A Jubilee Portrait Competition for Schools.

"Every school in Britain is eligible to enter," says Polish-born Basia, who has painted the Queen Mother, the Duke of Kent and Princess Anne.

Evening Standard art critic Brian Sewell, historian John Julius Norwich, and Sir Tim Clifford, former director of the National Galleries of Scotland, will join Basia as judges.

"The winning portraits will be presented to the Queen," says Basia. "We've had a letter from the Palace saying she'd be delighted to accept them. We hope to change the face of art in schools and bring back traditional portraiture."

For more information about the competition please visit the official website http://www.portraitofourqueen.co.uk/

For more information about the work of Venice in Peril please visit www.veniceinperil.org

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