Matteo Salamon was a runner up in the Year 7 - 11 category of The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath.
In early May a number of students from the Drawing Club participated in a Schools Art Competition that was organised by The Affordable Art Fair (Hampstead Heath). The students were given the brief: Using Hampstead Heath as your inspiration create an artwork titled ‘Humans on the Heath’.
Matteo Salamon was a runner up in the Year 7 - 11 category of The Affordable Art Fair (Hampstead Heath). Matteo competed against students across London and won one of only 3 prizes on offer for his age category. Here is what Matteo had to say:
“I entered a competition called ‘Humans on the Heath’ and I drew the artwork during art/drawing club. After I finished the drawing, we sent the drawing in and we waited a while. Then we found out I came runner up out of Year 7- 11 and it was shown in the Affordable Art Fair (AAF). We went to see it and I was delighted because I was with my family, Mr Glover and Ms Ozkaya and we got to see who came first and third. Then we wandered around and saw some different and certainly fascinating artwork”
The Affordable Art Fair is a global art exhibition running from the 16th-19th of June of affordable art pieces by artists’ from around the world in a big marquee on Hampstead Heath. Matteo's work was in good company with Banksy, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst’s blob paintings, dragon stone carvings, silk screen prints, goblets made of sweet wrappers and a gigantic carved chess set. The art opening was full of buyers, artists and due to fair’s proximity to the heath rather glamorous dogs.
Here is the Affordable Art Fair website link for further information: http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/