Young artists inspired by Coram
Students from Haverstock School drew inspiration from Coram’s work in their creations of art at the Olswang Art Awards.
Coram, charity partner of law firm Olswang for the second year running, has been making better chances for the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families since 1739. The charity’s heritage of art patronage motivated the 2011 launch of the Awards, and its ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of children set the tone for this year’s theme of ‘Hope’.
Six form art and photography students produced remarkable pictures that represent and promote the range of support offered by Coram.
Winner of the Fine Art category, Ruhel Ullah was inspired by the Threads of Feeling exhibition at Coram’s Foundling Museum. He explains how his piece ‘Finding a Mouse’ juxtaposes Coram’s over 270 year campaign for supporting what matters most to children, “This mix of modern and historical imagery demonstrates the hope Coram has provided to so many children throughout their history as the UK’s first children’s charity.”
Ateeq Saddiq, winner of the Photography category, challenges stereotypical perceptions of young people in his digital print ‘Haverhood’. Using young people in higher education as models, he counters the attributes that society holds towards young people today, such as gangs and hooded sweaters.
Among the panel of esteemed judges was Coram's Head of Creative Therapies, Mary-Rose Brady (pictured).
Dr Carol Homden, Chief Executive of Coram, said, “The artwork provided for the Olswang competition demonstrates a high level of engagement with the causes and nature of vulnerability for young people which Coram, as the first children’s charity, continues to address. The abundance of talent, compassion and reflection are inspiring to us all.”
Submission are exhibited in the firm's offices and then auctioned to support Coram and the school’s art department. If you are interested in viewing or purchasing any of the work please contact firstname.lastname@example.org