Churchdown art exhibition the busiest yet

Organisers of an art exhibition in Churchdown were left worried last week that vandalism may impact the event but contrary to fears, it was their most successful yet.

The summer exhibition of the Churchdown Community Association Art Group was under threat after the posters advertising the event were ripped down.

The posters were put up across Churchdown on Monday but by Tuesday they had disappeared.

Margaret Daniels, a member of the group, said: “It went really well, it was more successful than it usually is.

“It was a great day and it was lovely to show the art of some wonderfully talented members within our group.”

This exhibition marked the 50th anniversary of the art group.

The group had been concerned that could lose money on this particular event.

Mrs Daniels added: “There certainly were worries but we have covered our costs which is a relief following the vandalism.”

This was the second time that the vandalism has happened at the event, it also happened during their November exhibition two years ago.

Children from Churchdown Village School entered paintings into the event, they were judged by members of the Churchdown Community Association Art Group.

The pupils were awarded prizes for first, second and third with six highly commended entries.

“It was lovely to see all the artwork that the children at the school had produced,” said Mrs Daniels.

“The artwork was really clever and diverse; there were some very good pictures by the children with several of the village.”