Jake - Devon, UK - 10 years old
Jake is home educated in Devon, UK, and thoroughly enjoys photography, invention and being in nature. He is a fungi and bird enthusiast, as well as being interested in sustainable technology and saving the environment. Jake exhibits 4 photographic works which all focus on nature and light and symbols of hope:
‘Sailing on the Sun’
‘Light on the Land’
‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’
Hayden Smith - USA - 8 years old
From Hayden’s parent: I taught Hayden and his twin sister how to shoot a Holga 120 film camera this past summer (2020), as something to keep them busy during COVID-19. As a photographer myself, I showed them not only how to shoot film but how to develop and process it as well. For this image, Hayden got really excited when I told him he could do more than one exposure on each negative frame. Hayden shot our front yard and house and then overlaid another exposure of a close-up of our front flower bed. Hayden titled this photograph ‘Summer’.
Olivia Smith - USA - 8 years
From Olivia’s parent: I taught Olivia and her twin brother how to shoot a Holga 120 film camera this past summer (2020), as something to keep them busy during COVID-19. As a photographer myself, I showed them not only how to shoot film but how to develop and process it as well. Olivia wanted to take photographs of our dogs. We had lost one of our dogs to cancer in April so Olivia wanted to capture our remaining dogs in photographs so she had something to remember them by. She chose to title this photograph ‘Dashy in the Long Grass’.
Poppy - Devon, UK - 8 years old
Poppy is home educated in Devon, UK. Poppy loves to draw, especially cheetahs, fairies, forests and birds! She also loves to dance, look after her chickens and ducks, and listen to Enid Blyton books. Poppy’s work, ‘Fairy Forest’ is exhibited and shows the wonder and power of a child’s imagination.
Ella - Jersey, Channel Islands - 10 years old
Artist Bio: Ella is 10 years old and lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Ella’s work is titled ‘Vibrant’, and embraces the rainbows that have brightened up the year that has seen us battling with a global pandemic.
Mia - Jersey, Channel Islands - 4 years old
Artist Bio: Mia is 4 years old and lives on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Mia is the youngest participant in the exhibition with her delightful, happy work, Sunshine.
Dylan French - UK - 12 years old
Artist Bio: Dylan is home educated, and has enjoyed a development in art this year. His work is also being displayed at a national trust centre. Dylan is exhibiting ‘Our Last Hope’ – a mixed media collage on driftwood with acrylic paint and artist’s own photos of nature studies taken and collated for a John Muir wave rangers conservation project – and ‘Pipe Dreamz’ – a conceptual response to hope in lockdown. Mixed media, photo taken in the rain for added effect. Dylan adds: “its abstract, conceptual and sometimes its the truth.”
Megan Dunn - Devon, UK - 10 years old
Artist Bio: Megan is a 10 year old artist from North Devon, England. Devon is exhibiting ‘Nearly There’ – a baby sea turtle (hatchling) has fought its way from its nest, where everything in its path can be an obstacle, hoping to reach that ocean where a new life awaits him. Painted in acrylic & gouache.
Inanna Botka Bodó - Hungary, 10 years old
Artist Bio: I am Inanna Botka Bodó, I am Hungarian and I live on a farm in Sicily and I am surrounded by many small animals and plants.
The circular image, ‘At the Edge of the Round Forest’ is as round as the Earth, when I draw it. My picture shows that in nature, both animals and plants are at home.Everything is in its place.By this we meant that we must take care of animals and plants as well, because the Earth is ours, that is, it is common.
Sophia Little - UK, 10 years old
Artist Bio: Sophia, 10 years old, from England presents, ‘Species’, a mixed media image of a girl sleeping, dreaming of the life of orang-utans.
Jessica James-Priddle - Devon, UK, 7 years old
Artist Bio: Jessica lives in North Devon and loves watching and drawing birds. She is exhibiting, ‘Baby Bird’s First Flight’. The picture shows the parent bird enticing her chic from the nest.