Judging John Downton Awards

This exhibition is held annually to encourage and celebrate the creativity of the county’s young artists. Students from all of Kent’s schools and colleges are invited to participate, and the best examples of their painting and drawing submissions are exhibited at County Hall in Maidstone. Hosted by KCC on behalf of the John Downton Trust, the exhibition commemorates the life and work of John Downton, the celebrated Kent artist, poet and philosopher.

This year the following panel will judge the entries:

  • Cllr Carole Waters, KCC Deputy Cabinet Member for Customer and Communities
  • Gary Clough, Course Leader for Further Education and International Provision, UCA
  • Karen Eslea, Head of Learning, Turner Contemporary
  • Nicole Mollett, Lead Artist for Kent Cultural Baton, Independent Curator

In coming to their decisions the judges will spend a day discussing and debating the merits of each individual piece exhibited.

The winners will be announced at an awards evening held on 15 November.

The John Downton Awards for Young Artists, 16 November – 3 December 2012